Micariabeaufortia ( Tucker, 1923 )

Booysen, Ruan & Haddad, Charles R., 2021, Revision and molecular phylogeny of the spider genus Micaria Westring, 1851 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in the Afrotropical Region, Zootaxa 4940 (1), pp. 1-82: 29-34

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Micariabeaufortia ( Tucker, 1923)  

Figs 11–12 View FIGURES 9–17 , 37, 40, 41 View FIGURES 37–42 , 43, 46, 48 View FIGURES 43–48 , 50–52 View FIGURES 49–54 , 56 View FIGURES 55–60 , 66 View FIGURES 65–71 , 88, 90, 91 View FIGURES 86–91 , 96, 99, 100 View FIGURES 96–101 , 103 View FIGURES 102–108 , 107,113–116

Epikurtomma beaufortia Tucker, 1923: 333   , pl. 10, fig. 54 (♀)

Micariabeaufortia Murphy 2007: 67   , figs 550–551 (♀); Marusik & Omelko, 2017: 463 View Cited Treatment , figs 1–20, 23–24, 26–29 (♀ ♂).

Remarks. The type material for M. beaufortia   was not examined in this study. However, conspecificity was accurately determined by comparing the male and female genital features of the non-type material from near the type locality to the illustrations of Tucker (1923) (♀ plate X: fig. 54) and Marusik & Omelko (2017) (♂ and ♀ in figs 1-10).

Type material. ♀ holotype: SOUTHAFRICA: Western Cape: Beaufort West, leg. W.F. Purcell, X.1905 (SAMC B1638)—not examined   .

Other material examined. BOTSWANA: Kweneng District: Thamaga, on rock, hand collecting, 24°43’S, 25°32’E, leg. R. Jocqué, 28.I.2003, 1 ♂ (MRAC 212746); Francistown, Selkirk Mine, Site 14, pitfalltraps, 21°17.382’S, 27°45.786’E, leg. D.H. Jacobs, 1–28.III.2008, 1 ♂ (NCA 2008/2891). ETHIOPIA: Oromia Region: Adama, 40 km East of Nazret (Adama), under stones, Acacia   /Commiphora woodland, hand collecting, leg. A. Russell-Smith, 21.III.1986, 2 ♂ (MRAC 225604); Adama, Harbona, under rocks, hillside, hand collecting, 08°44’N, 39°33’E, leg. A. Russell-Smith, 2.VII.1986, 1 ♂ (MRAC 225605). Shewa Region: Langano Lake, Cynodon   grassland, 1600 ma.s.l., 07°36’N, 38°43’E, leg. A. Russell-Smith, 21.VII.1986, 1 ♂ (MRAC 225571). LESOTHO: Berea District: Near Koali, under rocks on hillside, 1800 m a.s.l., 29°15’S, 27°47’E, leg. J. van Niekerk, 8.I.2013, 1 ♂ (NCA 2013/2337). Butha–Buthe District: Near Butha–Buthe, under rocks, 1768 m a.s.l., 28°46.714’S, 26°16.262’E, leg. J. van Niekerk, 24.III.2014, 1 ♀ (NCA 2014/1129); same locality, under rocks on mountainside, 1780 ma.s.l., 28°47’S, 28°15’E, leg. J. van Niekerk, 14.XII.2012, 3 ♀ (NCA 2013/2367), 1 ♂ (NCA 2013/2345); Valley near Butha–Buthe, under rocks, 2150 m a.s.l., 28°48’S, 28°16’E, leg. J. van Niekerk, 18.X.2012, 1 ♂ (NCA 2013/1861). Leribe District: Viewing Point near Seshutes airport, 2340 m a.s.l., 29°17.115’S, 28°32.939’E, leg. C. Haddad, 8.III.2003, ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2017/1483). Quthing District: Ha Lazaro, under rocks on hillside, 2355 m a.s.l., 30°18.207’S, 28°07.872’E, leg. C. Haddad, 12.XI.2003, 1 ♀ (NCA 2018/28). Tsaba–Tseka District: Mohale Dam, Island 5, 2025 ma.s.l., 29°25.396’S, 28°05.903’E, leg. C. Haddad, 6.XII.2003, 2 ♂ (NCA 2017/1484). NAMIBIA: Hardap Region: Reutersbrunn, Diamond Area II, in salsola, SE 2414 Db, leg. E. Griffin, 6.IV.1986, 4 immatures (SMN). Oshikoto Region: Andoni, pitfalltraps, 18°30’S, 16°45’E, 19.V–20.VI.1986, 6 immatures ( SMN 39453 View Materials ); Etosha National Park, 18°31’S, 16°46’E, 27.III–18.IV.1988, 35 ♂ 8 ♀ 8 immatures ( SMN 40869 View Materials ); Andoni, South, handcollecting, 18°30’S, 16°45’E, leg. A. Russell-Smith, I.1997, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (MRAC 215420); Fishers Pan, pitfall traps, 18°47’S, 16°55’E, leg. E. Griffin, 14.II–22.III.1987, 1 ♂ 1 immature ( SMN 40135 View Materials ). SOUTHAFRICA: Eastern Cape: Fort Beaufort, Mpofu Nature Reserve, thorn field (transect 1) SLP2, 32°36.6’S, 26°36.00’E, leg. S.L. Peinke, 29.I.2009, 1 ♂ (NCA 2011/824); Grahamstown, 1820 Settlers Monument, damp grassland, hand collecting, 33°19.14’S, 26°31.14’E, leg. T. Russell-Smith, 23.IV.1977, 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/2872); Great Fish River Nature Reserve, Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve, Site 4, pitfall traps, 33°07.8’S, 26°39.00’E, leg. M. Wolmarans, 30.VII.2010, 1 ♀ (NCA 2011/911); Great Fish River NR, Farm Bucklands, on soil, pitfall traps, 27°51.6’S, 17°09.6’E, leg. M. Burger, 4.X.1993, 1 ♂ (NCA 96/62); Middelburg, 31°29’S, 25°01’E, associated with termites, hand collecting, leg. M. de Jager, 29.IX.1991, 1 ♀ (NCA 92/44). Free State: Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Acacia karroo   woodlands, 28°35.785’S, 26°26.335’E, leg. V. Butler, 1–30.IX.2012, 1 ♂ (NCA 2013/3377); samelocality, open grassland, 28°35.845’S, 26°26.280’E, leg. V. Butler, immature female, 2 ♂ (NCA 2013/3350); same locality, Acacia karroo   woodlands, 28°35.785’S, 26°26.335’E, 1–31.III.2013, 1 ♂ (NCA 2013/4287); Bethulie, Tussen–die–Riviere Nature Reserve, rocky hill, hand collecting, 30°17.4’S, 26°03.6’E, leg. L.N. Lotz & C. Haddad, 14.X.2008, 1 immature (NMBA 12702); Bloemfontein, Botanical Gardens, pitfalltraps, 29°04.8’S, 26°06.00’E, leg. R. Poller & S. Otto, XII.2008, 1 ♂ (NMBA 11166); Bloemfontein district, Farm Deelhoek, under rocks, hand collecting, 28°50.295’S, 26°06.545’E, leg. C. Haddad, 21.X.2001, 1 ♂ (NCA 2017/1476); Bloemfontein, Roodewal, 5 Dryer Ln., under rocks next to dam, hand collecting, 29°06’17.3“S, 26°20’00.3“E, leg. R. Booysen, L. Whitehead & N. Smit, 15.XI.2018, 1 ♀ 1 immature (NCA 2020/85); samelocality, on ground, under rocks, with Anoplelepis ants, hand collecting, 29°06’17.3“S, 26°20’00.3“E, leg. R. Booysen, S. Pekár, E. Liznarova & O. Michálek, 27.XI.2018, 1 ♂ (NCA 2020/86); Bloemfontein, University of the Free State, West Campus, Trinervitermes trinervoides   termitaria and surrounding grassland, pitfall traps, 1425 m a.s.l., 29°06’S, 26°10’E, leg. C. Haddad & H. Badenhorst, 6– 26.III.2019, 10 ♂ 4 ♀ (NCA 2019/845); Bloemfontein district, Farm Hopefield, bluegum leaf litter, 28°54.00’S, 26°13.8’E, leg. C. Haddad, 24.II.2002, 1 ♂ (NCA 2002/416); same locality, ground surface, hand collecting, 22.XII.2001, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2002/415); Bloemfontein, Langenhoven Park, on paving in garden, 1415 m a.s.l., 29°05.099’S, 26°09.569’E, leg. C. Haddad, 1.I.2003, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2017/1485); Naval Hill, pitfalltraps, 1440 m a.s.l., 29°03.6’S, 26°08.4’E, leg. L.N. Lotz, V.1990, 1 ♂ (NMBA 6186); samelocality, 1480 ma.s.l., 1 ♀ 1 immature (NMBA 6095); samelocality, 1440 ma.s.l., 1 ♂ (NMBA 6082); Naval Hill, Eastern Plateau, 1250 ma.s.l., 29°03.6’S, 26°08.4’E, leg. L.N. Lotz, II.1991, 5 ♂ (NMBA 7161); samelocality, X.1990, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (NMBA 6955); same locality, I.1991, 2 ♂ 1 ♀ (NMBA 7096); samelocality, III.1991, 1 ♂ (NMBA 7202); Naval Hill, Hangmanskloof, 1250 ma.s.l., 29°03.6’S, 26°08.4’E, VII.1990, 2 ♂ (NMBA 7036); Naval Hill, Hangmanskloof North, 29°03.6’S, 26°08.4’E, XI.1990, 1 ♂ (NMBA 6987); Naval Hill, Hangmanskloof South, 1250 ma.s.l., 29°03.6’S; 26°08.4’E, XII.1991, 7 ♂ 1 ♀ 1 immature (NMBA 7607); samelocality, II.1991, 6 ♂ 1 immature (NMBA 7145); samelocality, IX.1990, 7 ♂ (NMBA 6315); samelocality, pitfalltraps, XI.1991, 1 ♂ 1 immature (NMBA 7539); samelocality, III.1991, 1 ♂ (NMBA 7185); samelocality, XI.1990, 3 ♂ (NMBA 6990); samelocality, I.1991, 9 ♂ 4 ♀ 2 immatures (NMBA 7080); samelocality, X.1990, 2 ♂ (NMBA 6944); Naval Hill, Observatory, 1250 ma.s.l., II.1991, 1 ♀ (NMBA 7164); Naval Hill, West Plateau, I.1991, 2 ♂ (NMBA 7109); Boshof, Elliesdal 1062, pitfalltraps, 28°10.8’S, 25°18.6’E, leg. Entomol. Staff, IV–VIII.1987, 2 ♂ 1 ♀ (NMBA 1813); Brandfort, Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Acacia   woodland, 1425 ma.s.l., 28°21.00’S, 26°15.00’E, leg. V. Butler & C. Haddad, 17.XII–1.I.2011, 2 ♂ (NMBA 15925); Florisbad, 1250 ma.s.l., 28°27.6’S, 26°03.00’E, leg. L.N. Lotz, 08.XII.1987, 1 ♀ (NMBA 16912); samelocality, 08–21.XII.1987, 1 ♀ (NMBA 8413); samelocality, 09–23.XI.1987, 1 ♂ (NMBA 4954), 1 ♂ (NMBA 4939); samelocality, 1250 ma.s.l., 17.I–1.II.1988, 1 ♀ (NMBA 3724); samelocality, 8.XII.1987, 1 ♂ (NMBA 17096); samelocality, 5–19.I.1988, 1 ♀ (NMBA 3631); samelocality, 12–23.IX.1988, 1 ♂ (NMBA 8519); samelocality, 08.XII.1987, 1 ♂ (NMBA 17448); same locality, 21.XII–5.I.1987 –88, 1 ♀ (NMBA 8394); same locality, 5.I.1988, 1 ♂ (NMBA 16913); samelocality, 8–21.XII.1987, 1 ♂ (NMBA 3394), 1 ♂ (NMBA 8376); same locality, 1–15.II.1988, 1 ♂ (NMBA 8494); Krugersdrift Dam, in canal, hand collecting, 28°25.2’S, 25°33.00’E, leg. Mus. Staff, 28.VIII.1985, 3 immatures (NMBA 9901); samelocality, SE 2825 Dd, leg. C. Pieterse, 23.IV.1985, 1 immature (NMBA 169); samelocality, leg. Mus. Staff, 21.X.1985, 1 ♂ (NMBA 979), samelocality, 1 immature (NMBA 982); samelocality, 28.VIII.1985, 1 ♀ (NMBA 891); samelocality, Ziziphus   bushes, beating, leg. C. Pieterse, 18.IV.1985, 5 ♂ 1 ♀ (NMBA 165); samelocality, in canal, hand collecting, leg. Mus. Staff, 22.VIII.1985, 1 ♂ (NMBA 858); Fauresmith, Kalkfonteindam, in webs & on ground, 29°18.6’S, 25°09.6’E, leg. L.N. Lotz, 9.IV.2008, 2 immatures (NMBA 12099); samelocality, grassveld, pitfalltraps, 10–14.IV.2008, 4 ♂ 4 ♀ (NMBA 12183); same locality, Koppie, 14–18.IV.2008, 1 ♀ (NMBA 12205); samelocality, rocky hill, 8–11.IV.2008, 1 ♂ (NMBA 11988); Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Nama karoo veld, pitfall traps, 1340 m a.s.l., 30°35’S, 25°32’E, leg. M. Morake & N. Tshabalala, 10.IV.2017, 1 ♂ (NCA 2019/910); same data but sweeping, 1 ♀ (NCA 2019/926); Golden Gate, pitfall traps, SE 29 29 Aa, leg. Mus. Staff, V.1985, 1 ♂ (NMBA 765); Hennenman, 2 km South of Whites, Various, 28°00.6’S, 27°00.6’E, leg. L.N. Lotz, X.1993, 1 ♂ 1 immature (NMBA 6295); Hoopstad, Sandveld Nature Reserve, Odontotermes   mound chimney, hand collecting, 27°51.00’S, 25°55.8’E, leg. C. Haddad, 25.X.2003, 1 ♂ (NCA 2002/529); same locality, grassland and shrubs, pitfall traps, 27°26.4’S, 25°07.6’E, leg. R. Fourie & A. Grobler, 2–30.X.2009, 2 ♂ (NMBA 14612); Swartsrus 1193, beating, 27°27.00’S, 25°18.00’E, leg. Mus. Staff, 24.X.1985, 1 ♀ (NMBA 991); Luckhof district, Farm Bankfontein, Vanderkloof Dam, 30°04.557’S, 24°52.204’E, leg. C. Haddad, 26.IV.2019, 1 ♂ (NCA 2019/410); samelocality, 30°04.448’S, 24°53.023’E, leg. C. Haddad, 27.III.2018, 2 ♀ (NCA 2019/409); Petrusburg, Petrusburg Rd., among Arctotis   flowers, 29°10.8’S, 25°04.2’E, leg. Entomol. Staff, 20.VIII.1987, 1 ♀ (NMBA 1893); Theunissen, Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve, site 4, gravel plain, pitfalltraps, 28°18.00’S, 26°28.8’E, leg. R. Fourie & A. Grobler, 31.VIII–30.IX.2009, 1 ♀ (NMBA 14279); 30.IX–28.X.2009, 2 ♂ (NMBA 14339); same locality, Site 6, N shore of dam, near water, 31.VIII–30.XI.2009, 1 ♀ (NMBA 14260). Gauteng: Johannesburg, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve (Site 4), Along hillside, between entrance & site 4, hand collecting, 26°16.998’S, 28°04.002’E, leg. Spider Club members, 13.I.2013, 1 ♂ (KNR0742); Midrand, Halfway House, crops, potatoes, 25°59.4’S, 28°07.8’E, leg. J. Finley, 2.IV.1989, 3 immatures (NCA 76/1105); Pretoria/Tshwane, Faerie Glenn Nature Reserve, leg. P. Webb, 26.IV.2014, 3 immatures (NCA 2014/2481); Knoppieslaagte, pitfalltraps, 25°57.00’S, 27°58.2’E, leg. D. Uys, 19.III.1979, 2 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2001/65); Rietondale Research Station, on soil, 25°44.4’S, 28°11.4’E, leg. A. van den Berg, 24.III.1998, 1 ♂ (NCA 2007/1317); samelocality, leg. J. Nkwana, 16.VI.1998, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2007/1319). KwaZulu–Natal: Ndumo Game Reserve, Mjanshi, Main Road, hand collecting, 26°54.222’S, 32°16.025’E, leg. C. Haddad, 10.II.2015, 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/1717); Pongola, Ngotche, Farm Vergeval, Camponotus   ant mimic, 27°21.00’S, 31°36.6’E, leg. A.S. Dippenaar et al., 4.IV.1967, 1 ♀ (NCA 84/476); Sani Pass, pitfall traps, 1200 m a.s.l., 30°11.4’S, 30°24.4’E, leg. University of Pretoria Students, 28.I.2008, 1 ♀ (NCA 2011/855). Limpopo: Dendron, Farm Amsterdam, under stones, hand collecting, 23°22.2’S, 29°19.2’E, leg. A.S. Dippenaar et al., 19.IV.1967, 1 ♂ (NCA 84/477); Mopani, Ndengeza, pitfall traps, 23°18.534’S, 30°24.486’E, leg. E. Mauda, 14.VI.2014, with egg sac, 2 ♀ (NCA 2015/2474), 1 ♂ (NCA 2015/2475), 1 ♂ 2 ♀ (NCA 2015/2480), 1 ♂ (NCA 2015/2481), 2 ♀ (NCA 2015/2488); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. E. Mauda, 9.VI.2014, 3 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/2485), same data but pitfall traps, 5 ♂ 3 ♀ (NCA 2015/2484); same locality, pitfall traps, leg. E. Maude, 21. I.2015, 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/2473); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. E. Maude, 26.I.2015, 2 ♂ 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/2477). Mpumalanga: Belfast, Kloof, leaf litter, leg. M. Filmer, 27.XII.1990, 1 immature (NCA 91/652); Carolina, Grootpan Farm 456JS, Site 1, 27 km NW Carolina, Strathrae Colliery EIA, sweeping, 1692 ma.s.l., 23°58.18’S, 29°55.44’E, leg. D.H. Jacobs, 13.II.2012, 3 ♂ (NCA 2013/5308); Grootpan Farm 564JS, 01F, 27 km NW of Carolina, Strathrae Colliery EIA, pitfalltraps, 1689 ma.s.l., 25°54.18’S, 29°55.44’E, leg. D.H. Jacobs, 12.VI.2012, 1 ♀ (NCA 2012/4435); Dullstroom, Verloren Valei Nature Reserve, soil surface, handcollecting, 28°18.00’S, 30°06.9’E, leg. P. Webb, 23.XII.2015, 1 ♀ (NCA 2015/2491); Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, leg. A. Leroy, 29.XI.2005, 1 ♀ (NCA 2007/1316). Northern Cape: Douglas, ca. 20 km east of Douglas on R357, On ground with Anoplolepis custodiens   ant, 1035 ma.s.l., 28°59.358’S, 23°58.372’E, leg. C. Haddad, 21.IX.2001, 1 ♀ (NCA 2017/1477); Kathu, Farm Sacha, pitfalltraps, 27°42.500’S, 22°57.967’E, 24–27.II.2003, 2 ♂ (NCA 2017/1478); Kuruman, 1 km Sof Kuruman, on ground with Anoplolepis custodiens   ants, hand collecting, leg. C. Haddad, 1350 m a.s.l., 27°28.887’S, 23°26.624’E, leg. C. Haddad, 21.I.2004, 1 ♂ (NCA 2017/1479); Nieuwoudtville, Hantam National Botanical Garden, under stones, 31°22.2’S, 19°06.6’E, leg. T. Russell-Smith, 26.VIII.2008, 1 ♂ 1 immature (NCA 2015/2817); Prieska, Green Valley Nuts, Pistachio orchard, pitfall traps, 29°40.8’S, 22°44.4’E, leg. C. Haddad, 18. IX.2001, 3 ♂ 2 ♀ (NCA 2002/483); samelocality, leaf litter sifting, 29°40.8’S, 22°44.4’E, leg. C. Haddad. 28.V.2002, 1 immature (NCA 2002/486). Western Cape: Beaufort West, Karoo National Park, web in grass, hand collecting, leg. A. Leroy, 2.IV.1989, 1 immature (NCA 89/691); Cape Town, Devil’s Peak slope, 33°57.00’S, 18°25.8’E, leg. F. Purcell, VII.1898, 1 immature (SAM 4283); Signal Hill, 33°54.6’S, 18°24.00’E, leg. W.F. Purcell, VIII.1898, 1 ♀ (SAMC 4400); samelocality, leg. R.M. Lightfoot, VI.1897, 1 immature (SAM 3386); De Hoop Nature Reserve, back dune, leaf litter, leg. C. Haddad, 25.III.2005, 2 immatures (NCA 2005/569); Matjiesfontein, Farm Jagerskraal, open ground, pitfalltraps, 33°13.802’S, 20°24.907’E, leg. Z. Mbo, 10.IX–15.X.2015, 4 immatures (NCA2016/2732); Prince Albert, Tierberg, old lands, 33°13.2’S, 22°01.8’E, leg. R. Dean, 14.VI.1988, 1 ♂ (NCA 91/1259). ZIMBABWE: Matobo: Rowallan Park, 20°25’S, 28°31’E, leg. M. FitzPatrick, VII.2005, 1 ♂ (NMZ/ A15859 View Materials ), 1 ♂ 2 ♀ 4 immatures (NMZ/ A15297 View Materials ), 1 ♀ (NMZ/ A15297 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, I.2005, 1 ♂ 4 ♀ 1 immature (NMZ/ A15287 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, 27.VII.2004, 1 ♂ (NMZ/ A14870 View Materials ); same locality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, V.2005, 2 ♂ 1 immature (NMZ/ A15465 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, XI.2004, 1 ♂ 2 ♀ 2 immatures (NMZ/ A15218 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, XII.2004, 1 ♂ (NMZ/ A15229 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, XI.2005, 1 ♂ (NMZ/ A16457 View Materials ); same locality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, III.2005, 6 ♂ 3 ♀ (NMZ/ A15420 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, IV.2005, 3 ♂ 4 ♀ (NMZ/ A15452 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, X.2004, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ 2 immatures (NMZ/ A15107 View Materials ); samelocality, pitfalltraps, leg. M. FitzPatrick, I.2006, 1 ♀ (NMZ/ A16560 View Materials ).

Diagnosis. Micaria beaufortia   can be distinguished from other Afrotropical Micaria   in having a divided anterior hood (females), as well as posterior pockets basal to each of the spermathecae that are curved. Both sexes are large (4–5 mm) in comparison to other Afrotropical species and possess a narrow white transverse median band with a perpendicular dotted or solid stripe extending towards the spinnerets ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–2 ).

Description. Female (non–type from Bloemfontein, NCA 2019/845): Measurements: TL 4.85, CL 1.85, CW 1.15, CL:CW 1.61, CLH 0.13, CLH:AME 2.06. Eyes: ALE 0.10, AME 0.06, PLE 0.08, PME 0.06, AME–AME 0.04, PME–PME 0.08, MOQAW 0.18, MOQPW 0.21, MOQL 0.20. SL 0.94, SW 0.73, AL 2.60, AW 1.80. Leg measurements: Palpal segment lengths: 0.54, 0.30, 0.35, 0.60. Leg I: 1.25, 0.56, 0.97, me 0.79, 0.86. II: 1.12, 0.57, 0.95, 0.78, 0.84. III: 1.11, 0.54, 0.86, 0.93, 0.80. IV: 1.80, 0.65, 1.40, 1.60, 0.93. TLoflegs (I–IV): 4.43, 4.26, 4.24, 6.38; leg formula: 4123.

Colouration: carapace dark brown; abdomen dark brown to black; sternum, endites, labium and chelicerae similar in colour to carapace; legs with femora slightly darkened ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9–17 ). Carapace: carapace smooth; decorated with squamose setae ( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 37–42 ), indistinct dark pattern radiating from the middle; two white lines present on posterior quarter; posterior margin with an indentation in the middle; anterior margin of carapace narrowing from coxa I; fovea absent; AER recurved in anterior view ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 37–42 ), PER procurved in dorsal view ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 37–42 ). Chelicerae: decorated with plumose setae ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 43–48 ). Labium: triangular in shape. Endites: oblique; constricted just above halfway; anterior margin flattened; cluster of setae present on inner–apical margin; serrula present ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 43–48 ). Sternum: broadest between coxa Iand II, tapered to rounded tip behind coxa IV; decorated with squamose setae ( Figs 50–52 View FIGURES 49–54 ).

Legs: femora laterally flattened, highest at base, leg Imore pronounced in this fashion; rest of leg normal, thin; all tarsi pseudo–segmented. Leg macrosetae: Palps: 1do, 1pl, 1do, 1pl, 1pl, 3plv, 1rlv, 4vt. Leg I: 1do, 1pl, 2plv, 1rlv, 1vt. II: 1do, 1pl, 2plv, 1rlv, 1vt. III: 1do, 1pl, 1rl, 2pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 2vt, 1pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 4vt. IV: 1do, 2pl, 2pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 2vt, 1pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 4vt. Legs with four rows of scopulate setae on metatarsi and tarsi. Abdomen: cylindrical in shape; decorated with squamose seta; white setae forming a transverse dorsal stripe medially and longitudinally from midpoint of abdomen to spinnerets; venter similar in colour to dorsum; sigilla not visible. Epigyne: anterior hood divided; slightly angled; posterior pockets present posterior to spermathecae; copulatory opening located medially at bifurcation of copulatory ducts; spermathecae globular in shape. Copulatory duct originating from copulatory opening, extending posteriorly for short distance to anterior margin of spermathecae; fertilisation duct curved laterally, located basally on spermathecae; spermathecae globular ( Figs 103 View FIGURES 102–108 , 113, 114 View FIGURES 113–116 ).

Male (non–type from Bloemfontein, NCA 2019/845): Measurements: TL 3.65, CL 1.50, CW 0.95, CL:CW 1.58, CLH 0.14, CLH:AME 2.19. Eyes: ALE 0.07, AME 0.06, PLE 0.08, PME 0.05, AME–AME 0.03, PME–PME 0.07, MOQAW 0.15, MOQPW 0.19, MOQL 0.20. SL 0.78, SW 0.60, AL 1.90, AW 0.95. Leg measurements: Palpal segment lengths: 0.59, 0.29, 0.29, 0.54. Leg I: 1.21, 0.56, 0.97, 0.81, 0.83; II: 1.17, 0.51, 0.90, 0.79, 0.81. III: 1.10, 0.43, 0.86, 0.81, 0.71. IV: 1.65, 0.53, 1.28, 1.45, 1.00. TLoflegs (I–IV): 4.38, 4.18, 3.91, 5.91; leg formula: 4123.

Colouration: carapace dark brown; abdomen dark brown to black; sternum, endites, labium and chelicerae similar in colour to carapace; femora slightly darkened ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9–17 ). Carapace: smooth in texture; decorated with squamose setae; indistinct dark pattern radiating towards coxae; two white lines present on posterior quarter; posterior margin indented medially; anterior margin of carapace narrowed from coxa I; fovea absent; PER procurved in dorsal view; AER recurved in anterior view. Chelicerae: decorated with plumose setae. Labium: triangular, tapering to a rounded apex. Endites: slanting inwards towards chelicerae; constricted just above middle; anterior margin flattened; cluster of setae present on inner–apical margin. Sternum: shield-like; broadest between coxa I and II; truncated between coxa IV; decorated with brachiate and elongate barbed setae. Legs: femora laterally flattened, highest at base; leg Imore pronounced in this fashion, rest of leg normal, thin; all tarsi pseudo–segmented. Leg macrosetae: Palps: 1do, 1pl, 1do, 1pl, 1pl, 1plv, 3vt. Leg I: 1do, 1pl, 2plv, 1rlv, 1vt. II: 1do, 1pl, 2plv, 1rlv, 1vt. III: 1do, 1pl, 1rl, 2pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 2vt, 1pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 4vt. IV: 1do, 2pl, 2pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 2vt, 1pl, 1rl, 2plv, 2rlv, 4vt. Legs with four rows of scopulate setae on metatarsi and tarsi. Abdomen: cylindrical in shape; decorated with squamose setae; white transverse median stripe located dorsally, formed by white setae; venter similar in colour to dorsum, white stripes sometimes present laterally towards anterior margin ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9–17 ); sigilla not visible. Palp: RTA present dorsally ( Fig. 107 View FIGURES 102–108 ); median apophysis present medially with slightly curved tip; sperm duct present on retrolateral surface of tegulum; embolus broad at base, retrolaterally curved tip; cymbium tip one third the length of the bulb ( Figs 115, 116 View FIGURES 113–116 ).

Distribution. M. beaufortia   is very widespread throughout South Africa and found in a few localities in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia ( Map 1 View MAP 1 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Micaria

Loc

Micariabeaufortia ( Tucker, 1923 )

Booysen, Ruan & Haddad, Charles R. 2021
2021
Loc

Micariabeaufortia

Marusik, Y. M. & Omelko, M. M. 2017: 463
Murphy, J. A. 2007: 67
2007
Loc

Epikurtomma beaufortia

Tucker, R. W. E. 1923: 333
1923