Neriene compta Zhu & Sha, 1986

Li, Jian Yong, Liu, Jie & Chen, Jian, 2018, A review of some Neriene spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from China, Zootaxa 4513 (1), pp. 1-90 : 24-25

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Neriene compta Zhu & Sha, 1986


Neriene compta Zhu & Sha, 1986 View in CoL

Figs 21–23 View FIGURE 21 View FIGURE 22 View FIGURE 23 , 69 View FIGURE 69

Neriene compta Zhu & Sha, 1986: 163 View in CoL , f. 1A–G (Dmf); Chen & Zhang, 1991: 161, f. 159.1–4 (f); Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 193, f. 109C (f); Yin et al., 2012: 523, f. 246a–e (mf).

Material examined. Zhejiang: GoogleMaps Lin-an City, Tianmu Mt.   GoogleMaps , 30.32°N, 119.45°E, 127m, 12.x.1974, collector unknown, 2FF (CBEE); Anhui: Huangshan City, Qimen County, Guniujiang Scenic Area , 30.02°N, 117.54°E, 591m, vii.1984, C.D. Zhu leg., 1M ( CBEE) GoogleMaps ; Guizhou: Tongren City, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve , 27.85°N, 108.78°E, 912m,, C.D. Zhu leg., 1M and 1F ( CBEE) GoogleMaps ; Fujian: Wuyishan National Nature Reserve , 27.63°N, 117.99°E, 1216m, 18.vii.1986, C.D. Zhu leg., 1M and 7FF GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis: This species is significantly similar to N. nitens in genital structures, but can be distinguished from the latter by the following characters: 1, the body size of N. compta usually larger than N. nitens : total length of male ( N. nitens : 4.66–5.97; N. compta : 5.40–8.00) and female ( N. nitens : 4.76–6.87; N. compta : 5.02–8.10) ( Figs 23 View FIGURE 23 A–B, 49A–B); 2, chelicerae furnished with one large tooth on a half of length of chelicera, two teeth on fourfifths of length of chelicera, both lateral-dorsal in position, promargin of fang furrow with four to five teeth, retromargin with four or six teeth in males of N. compta , but with a small tooth on two-thirds of length of chelicera, lateral-dorsal in position, promargin of fang furrow with two teeth, first much bigger than second, retromargin with five or six equally big teeth in males of N. nitens ( Figs 21C View FIGURE 21 , 47D View FIGURE 47 ); 3, copulatory grooves started laterally in N. compta , but rather mesally in N. nitens ( Figs 21H View FIGURE 21 , 23D View FIGURE 23 , 47B View FIGURE 47 , 49D View FIGURE 49 ); 4, spermathecae long, slender, curved and pointing laterally in N. compta , but pointing towards mesally in N. nitens ( Figs 21I View FIGURE 21 , 23E View FIGURE 23 , 47C View FIGURE 47 , 49E View FIGURE 49 ).

Description: The measurements see Zhu & Sha, 1986. Male palp ( Figs 21 View FIGURE 21 A–C, 21E–G, 22): Tibia slightly shorter than cymbium. Paracymbium long, slender, U-shaped, with distal arm curved upwardly. Distal suprategular apophysis slender, distally bifurcate, dorsal part with narrow hooked tip, ventral part membranous, significantly broader than dorsal part. Lamella well-developed, with four projections: lateral one long, slender, L-shaped in the ventral view; posterior one slightly long and slender; anterior one large, blunt, with round margin; dorsal one short. Terminal apophysis spiral, with about one coil. Embolus with short appendage distally of spermduct-tooth, appendage pigmented wholly with second tooth. Male habitus as in Fig. 23B View FIGURE 23 .

Epigynum ( Figs 21D View FIGURE 21 , 23C View FIGURE 23 ): In ventral view, atrium opening large, semicircular. Parmula arising from dorsal wall, with a semicircular tip, which has a small depression at its tip. Vulva ( Figs 21 View FIGURE 21 H–I, 23D–E): Vulva wider than long; copulatory grooves started slightly laterally, with about one and a half coils; fertilization grooves enter the spermathecae, with about one and a half coils; turning-points long, slender, significantly curved, situated laterally, pointing towards mesally; spermathecae long, slender, also significantly curved, pointing towards mesally. Female habitus as in Fig. 23A View FIGURE 23 .

Distribution: China (Anhui, Guizhou, Fujian, Zhejiang) ( Fig. 69 View FIGURE 69 ).














Neriene compta Zhu & Sha, 1986

Li, Jian Yong, Liu, Jie & Chen, Jian 2018

Neriene compta

Yin, C. M. & Peng, X. J. & Yan, H. M. & Bao, Y. H. & Xu, X. & Tang, G. & Zhou, Q. S. & Liu, P. 2012: 523
Song, D. X. & Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. 1999: 193
Zhu, C. D. & Sha, Y. H. 1986: 163
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