Lapsias lorax Maddison, 2012

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 : 365-366

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Lapsias lorax Maddison, 2012


Lapsias lorax Maddison, 2012

Figs 32–39 View FIGURES 32–33 View FIGURES 34–39 , 57 View FIGURE 57

Lapsias lorax Maddison, 2012: 53 View Cited Treatment , figs 2–8 (male holotype from Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve , Pichincha, Ecuador, deposited in QCAZ, not examined); WSC, 2022.

Diagnosis. The placement of the embolus (e), tegular apophysis (Ta) and median apophysis toward the distal tip of the palp is more extreme in L. lorax that in other Lapsias species (Maddison 2006). Males recorded from Colombia (Quindio) do not present the yellow bars across the chelicerae. Females can be recognized by the semirounded spermathecae (sp) placed posteriorly, the short and lateral copulatory ducts (cd), the anterior copulatory openings (co), and the long overhanging projection that arise in the anterior edge of the epigynal plate and exceed the posterior edge.

Material examined. COLOMBIA, Quindio: Salento, Valle de Cocora, camino Acaime , [2720 m, 4.6304°N, 75.4629°W], 4♂ 3♀ and 4 juveniles, 18.II.2016, V. Muñoz-Charry (ICN-Ar 8324, 8379) GoogleMaps . Valle del Cauca. La Meseta, Parque Natural Nacional Farallones de Cali , [2200 m, 3.566667°N, 76.666667°W], 1♂, 10-25.II.2004, S. Sarria & M. Lasso (IAvH-I-601) GoogleMaps .

Female. (ICN-Ar 8324). Total length 6.00. Carapace brown with a medial yellow arrow-shaped mark and two yellow posterolateral stripes, 2.33 long, 1.78 wide, 1.24 high ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 32–33 ). OC brown with eyes on dark marks, 1.06 long. Anterior eye row 1.67 wide and posterior 1.54 wide. Sternum brown, 0.95 long, 0.76 wide. Labium brown, 0.34 long, 0.39 wide. Chelicerae brown, with two retromarginal and three promarginal teeth. Leg formula: 4132, all yellow with dark brown marks. Leg macrosetae: femur, I–II p 1 di; III p 1 di, d 1 di; IV p 1 di, d 2 di; patella, II p 1 me; III –IV p 1 me, r 1 me; tibia, I v 2–2–2, p 1 di; II v 1–2–2, p 1–1; III v 1–0–2, p 1–1, r 1–1; IV v 1–0–1, p 1–0–1, r 1–0–1; metatarsus, I–II v 2–2, p 1–1; III v 2–0–2, p 1–1–2, r 1–1–2; IV v 1–1–2, p 1–1–1, r 1–1–1–2. Abdomen dark brown with some dispersed yellow spots ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 32–33 ). Epigynum ( Figs 36–39 View FIGURES 34–39 ) with copulatory openings (co) in a single anterior oval cavity, overhanging lobe that exceed the posterior margin of the epigynal plate and arises in the upper side of the cavity, short copulatory ducts (cd) and semirounded spermathecae (sp) placed posteriorly.

Variation. (n= 2 females) Total length 6.00–3.60. Carapace length 2.33–1.77.

Distribution and Comments. Ecuador (Pichincha) ( Maddison 2012). New record from Colombia (Quindío) ( Fig. 57 View FIGURE 57 ). The specimens were collected in a well-conserved high Andean ecosystem.


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Lapsias lorax Maddison, 2012

Muñoz-Charry, Valentina, Galvis, William & Martínez, Leonel 2022

Lapsias lorax

Maddison, W. P. 2012: 53