Dipoena esra Levi, 1963

Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes, 2013, Six new species, complementary descriptions and new records from the Neotropical Region of the spider genus Dipoena (Araneae: Theridiidae), Zootaxa 3750 (1), pp. 1-25: 15

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Dipoena esra Levi, 1963
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Dipoena esra Levi, 1963 

( Figures 37–40View FIGURES 34 – 40)

Dipoena esra Levi, 1963: 161  , figs. 119–121 (Female holotype from Tingo  María, Huánuco, Peru; 08.X. 1946; J. C. Pallister col.; deposited in American Museum of Natural History, New York, not examined); Platnick, 2013.

Diagnosis. The male palp of Dipoena esra  differs from other species of the genus in the the theridioid tegular apophysis ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 34 – 40) longer, with developed ventral projection.

Description. Male (MCN 39148): Total length 1.63. Carapace length 0.79, width 0.71. Clypeus height 0.63. Sternum length 0.39, width 0.37. Abdomen length 0.73, width 0.92, height 0.90. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.71 / 0.63 / 0.54 / 0.71; patellae + tibiae 0.75 / 0.65 / 0.56 / 0.75; metatarsi + tarsi 0.65 / 0.60 / 0.56 / 0.63; total 2.11 / 1.88 / 1.66 / 2.09. Eye diameter and interdistance: AME 0.10, ALE 0.05, PME 0.06 and PLE 0.05; AME –AME 0.06, AME –ALE 0.02, PME –PME 0.05, PME –PLE 0.07. Eyes ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 34 – 40) with dark borders. Carapace high ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 34 – 40), with grooves ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 34 – 40), yellow, darkened in median portion, with macrosetae. Sternum, endites and labium yellow. Legs ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 34 – 40) yellow, femora with darkened rings, metatarsi covered with dark brown dots. Patellae and tibiae with two dorsal macrosetae. Femur I ( Figs. 40View FIGURES 34 – 40) and II swollen proximally. Abdomen with macrosetae ( Figs. 38, 39View FIGURES 34 – 40), dorsum yellow-white, sides dark brown and venter yellow with longitudinal darkened spot. Spinnerets yellow.

Female. Described by Levi (1963: 161; figs. 119–121).

Variation. Males (n= 3). Total length 1.40–1.70; carapace length 0.58–0.81; femur I 0.69–0.73. Abdomen color pattern from yellow-white, yellow to dark brown.

Remarks. Males and females were collected together in various localities in Brazil.

Material examined. BRAZIL. Amazonas: Coari, Base de Operações Geólogo P. de Moura, Porto Urucu (04° 51 ’ 56 ”S; 65 ° 20 ’02”W), IX. 2006, C. A. C. Santos Jr. col., two females (MCN 45006); D. F. Candiani col., one male (MCN 45007). Pará: Almeirin, Reserva do Pacanari, Monte Dourado (0° 51 ’ 55 ”S; 52 ° 32 ’ 22 ”W), 17.II. 2003, J. A. P. Barreiros col., one male, one female (MCN 39148); D. D. Guimarães col., one male, one female (MCN 39158).

Distribution. Peru (Huánuco) and Brazil (Amazonas and Pará).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Dipoena