Helpis gracilis Gardzińska, 1996, Gardzinska, 1996

Żabka, Marek & Patoleta, Barbara M., 2014, New species of Helpis Simon, 1901 from Australia (Araneae: Salticidae), with a new definition of the genus, Zootaxa 3873 (5), pp. 571-589: 573-577

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3873.5.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F51524C8-B5B3-4DDC-B861-01754495DD75

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4685397

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039087C2-FFC4-9B43-FF7C-6AECFB9A9B65

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Helpis gracilis Gardzińska, 1996
status

 

Helpis gracilis Gardzińska, 1996  

Figs 18 –25 View FIGURES 18 – 25 , 85

Material examined. AUSTRALIA, New South Wales: 1 ♀, Newnes State Forest, Sunnyside Road, 1.6 km from Blackfellows Hand Road, 1170 m, 33 ° 22 ' 33 " S, 150 ° 11 ' 14 " E, [-33,3758, 150,1872], beating and hand collecting, 16 Nov. 2005, G.A. Milledge, L.M. Kampen & J. Tarnawski, AMS KS 93198; 1 ♀, Barrington Tops National Park, Gloucester Tops, gate on Kerripit Rd., 1253 m, 32 °03' 43 " S, 151 ° 34 ' 39 " E, [- 32.0619, 151.5775], beat, sweep, under bark & logs, 6 Dec. 2006, G.A. Milledge & H.M. Smith, AMS KS 98590; 1 ♀, Barrington Tops Reserve, Gummi Rd, Manning River Xing, 31 º 51 ' 42 " S, 151 º 33 '08" E, [- 31.8617, 151.5522], sclerophyll, 1109 m, site 9, beat/sweep, under bark and logs, 7 Dec. 2006, G. Milledge & H. Smith, AMS KS 98612; 1 ♂, Blue Mountains National Park, Murphy’s Glen camping area, S of Woodward, 33 º 46 '07.04" S, 150 º 29 ' 10.6 " E, [- 33.7686, 150.4864], 3 Nov. 2008, G. Milledge & H. Smith, AMS KS 106060 View Materials ; Queensland: 1 ♂, Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap, Brisbane, 153 º01' E, 28 º 27 ' S, [- 28.45, 153.0167], 23 Oct. 2010, R. Whyte, QMB S 90776 View Materials .

Diagnosis. Tegular lobe distinctive, embolus longer than in other species ( Figs 19–21 View FIGURES 18 – 25 ). Accessory glands diagonal in relation to insemination ducts ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 18 – 25 ).

Remark. The species has been adequately described by Gardzińska (1996). Here we only give the figures showing intraspecific variation ( Figs 18–25 View FIGURES 18 – 25 ).

Distribution. Originally recorded from north Queensland, here more southern localities are given. The predicted distribution shows that it is likely to also be present in parts of Victoria.

QMB

Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Helpis