Lapsias walekeru, Muñoz-Charry & Galvis & Martínez, 2022

Muñoz-Charry, Valentina, Galvis, William & Martínez, Leonel, 2022, Jumping spiders of the tribe Lapsiini Maddison (Salticidae: Spartaeinae) from Colombia: new species and records, Zootaxa 5129 (3), pp. 356-373 : 363-364

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Lapsias walekeru

sp. nov.

Lapsias walekeru sp. nov.

Figs 27–31 View FIGURES 27–31 , 57 View FIGURE 57

Type material. Holotype: ♂ from San Pedro Alto , Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia, 1886 m, 10.83413°N, 72.66911°W, 3.III.2016, M. Gutiérrez (ICN-Ar 10813). GoogleMaps

Etymology. Named after the Wayuu mythical character “Wale’kerü”, a spider that teach the art of knitting to Wayuu womens. The Wayuu or Guajiro language, of the Arawakan family of languages, belongs to the Wayuu people, a native American ethnic group that inhabits the region of the type locality. To be treated as an arbitrary combination of letters, and hence without the need to agree in gender with the genus.

Diagnosis. Males of L. walekeru sp. nov. can be recognized from those of the remaining species in the genus by their longer and thick dorsal tibial apophysis (dTa) that overpass two thirds of the cymbium, hook–like median apophysis (ma) located posteriorly in the retrolateral side of the bulb ( Figs 28–31 View FIGURES 27–31 ).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length: 5.25. Carapace brown with a lateral stripe of white setae, 2.72 long, 1.93 wide, 1.90 high ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 27–31 ). OC light brown with eyes on dark marks and white setae, 1.32 long. Anterior eye row 1.74 wide and posterior 1.71 wide. Sternum yellow, 1.15 long, 0.93 wide. Labium yellow, 0.41 long, 0.57 wide. Chelicerae dark brown, with a beard of white setae, with one retromarginal and three promarginal teeth. Palp brown, with a strong embolus (e) arising prolaterally, median apophysis (ma) placed posteriorly, long and thick dorsal tibial apophysis (dTa) ( Figs 28–31 View FIGURES 27–31 ). Leg formula: 4132, all brown with yellow marks. Leg macrosetae: femur, I–IV d 1 di, p 2 di; patella, I–II p 1 me; III–IV d 2 me; tibia, I v 2–2–2, p 0–0–1; II v 1–2–2; II p 1–0–1; III v 2–0–2, p 0–0–1, r 1–1–0; IV v 1–0–1, p 1–0–1, r 1–1–0; metatarsus, I–II v 2–0–2, p 0–1–1; II r 1–1–0; III v 2–0–2, p 1–1–2, r 1–1–2; IV v 1–0–2, p 1–2–2, r 1–1–2. Abdomen yellowish with a disperse pattern of brown spots ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 27–31 ).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution and Comments. Known only from its type locality ( Fig. 57 View FIGURE 57 ). The type specimens were collected beating low vegetation, in a high-Andean moist forest.