Dipoena peruensis 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: 13

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Dipoena peruensis Levi, 1963
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Dipoena peruensis Levi, 1963 

( Figures 31–33View FIGURES 28 – 33)

Dipoena peruensis Levi, 1963: 157  , figs. 131–132 (Female holotype from Upper Pachitea River, Pasco, Peru; 21.VII. 1920; deposited in the American Museum of Natural History, New York, not examined); Platnick, 2013.

Diagnosis. The male palp of Dipoena peruensis  resembles that of Dipoena cornuta Chickering, 1943  (see Levi, 1963: 171, fig. 222) in the conductor projected and the median apophysis large ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 28 – 33) and carapace ringed along ventral margin ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 28 – 33), but differs in the pattern and shape of the median apophysis pointed ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 28 – 33).

Description. Male (MCN 48940): Total length 2.39. Carapace length 1.17, width 0.86. Clypeus height 0.71. Sternum length 0.52, width 0.50. Abdomen length 1.19, width 0.92, height 0.88. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.88 / 0.71 / 0.52 / 0.81; patellae + tibiae 0.92 / 0.73 / 0.58 / 0.88; metatarsi + tarsi 0.92 / 0.75 / 0.67 / 0.92; total 2.72 / 2.19 / 1.77 / 2.61. Eye diameter and interdistance: AME 0.12, ALE 0.07, PME 0.07 and PLE 0.07; AME–AME 0.10, AME–ALE 0.06, PME–PME 0.08, PME–PLE 0.08. Eyes ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 28 – 33) margined with black. Carapace high ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 28 – 33), with grooves, dark brown, nearly black, mainly at the median portion ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 28 – 33). Carapace projecting above the clypeus, highest in thoracic region ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 28 – 33). Sternum, labium and endites brown. Coxae pale yellow. Legs yellow, with a black line along all articles. Abdomen oval ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 28 – 33), dark brown. Spinnerets dark brown.

Female. Described by Levi (1963: 157; figs. 131–132).

Remarks. Males and females were collected together in São Paulo, Brazil.

Material examined. BRAZIL. São Paulo: Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (21 º 43 ’S; 47 º 35 ’W), 19–24.III. 2002, S. C. Dias col., one male (MCN 44943); Equipe Biota col., one male, one female (MCN 48940); one female (MCN 48941).

Distribution. Peru (Pasco) and Brazil (São Paulo).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Dipoena