Arcuphantes semiorbiculatus

Jin, Miao, Ma, Shuangchun & Tu, Lihong, 2018, A review of the Arcuphantes species with the genitalia of arcuatulus - type (Araneae, Linyphiidae), Zootaxa 4425 (3), pp. 498-510: 508-509

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Arcuphantes semiorbiculatus

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Arcuphantes semiorbiculatus  new species

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Type material examined. Holotype ♀. USA: California: Soda Creek, west of Nelson Camp , 36°09′N, 118°45′W, 11.vii.1958, W. J. Gertsch & V. Roth leg. (AMNH-158). ParatypeGoogleMaps  . 1 ♀, same data, together with the holotype (AMNH-158).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The species name comes from the Latin word ‘semiorbiculatus’, in reference to hemispherical apex of the distal part of the scape.

Diagnosis. The female A. semiorbiculatus  n. sp. can be distinguished from A. arcuatulus  and A. cruciatus  n. sp., by the epigynum triangular in ventral view ( Fig. 3G View Figure ) and bulged in lateral view ( Fig. 3H View Figure ), the U-shaped scape more expanded than the other two species, and by the distal part of scape having the two lateral lobes fused into a hemisphere shape ( Fig. 3I View Figure ). Male unknown.

Description. Female (AMNH-158): Total length 1.59. Carapace 0.76 long, 0.55 wide. Abdomen 0.92 long, 0.63 wide. Leg lengths: I 2.95 (0.82+1.02+0.69+0.42); II 3.01 (0.83+1.03+0.71+0.44); III 2.63 (0.66+0.98+0.61+0.38); IV 3.38 (0.98+1.11+0.85+0.44). Tm I 0.23. Male unknown.

Other somatic and genital characters: see the general description for the Arcuphantes  species with arcuatulus  - type genitalia.

Distribution. USA (California).