Leroya unicolor ( Simon, 1895 ), Honiball Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014

Honiball Lewis, Allet S. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, Ansie S., 2014, Revision of the spider genus Mystaria Simon, 1895 (Araneae: Thomisidae) and the description of a new genus from the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 3873 (2), pp. 101-144: 139-140

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3873.2.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5123022

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D1BD0C-FF85-9469-FF34-E950E389EFCC

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scientific name

Leroya unicolor ( Simon, 1895 )
status

comb. n.

Leroya unicolor ( Simon, 1895)   comb. n.

Figs 137, 138, 140 View FIGURES 133–140 , 145, 146 View FIGURES 141–146 , 148 View FIGURES 147–148

Mystaria unicolor Simon 1895: 989–990   (descr. ♀).

Type material: Holotype: (designated by Simon 1895): ♀ specimen was collected from West Africa , Sierra Leone. Type series from MNHN was examined.  

Other material examined. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC): Orientale Region, 1 ♀, Rwankwi [01°20’S, 29°22’E], July 1951, J. Leroy (MRAC 71632). CÔTE D’ IVOIRE GoogleMaps   : Moyen-Comoé Region, 1 sub-adult ♂, Appouesso, F.C. Bossematie [6°37’N, 3°26’W], collected by hand in rainforest, 13 February 1997, R. Jocqué & L. Baert (MRAC 205.408).

Diagnosis. Carapace orange to copper; abdomen pale brown ( Fig. 137 View FIGURES 133–140 ); carapace with few, short setae; body larger than L. silva   . Female epigyne a solid circular sclerotised area, extending to a very short straight distance, centrally to posteriorly ( Figs 138 View FIGURES 133–140 , 145 View FIGURES 141–146 ).

Re-description. Female. Size, measurements: (n = 2). TL: 4.77 (3.46–5.21); CL: 1.81 (1.49–1.92); CW: 1.77 (1.38–1.91); CI: 1.03 (1.01–1.08); CH: 0.94 (0.71–1.02); CLL: 0.19 (0.10–0.22); MOQ-L: 0.32 (0.26–0.34). Colour. carapace metallic shine, orange to copper; abdomen pale brown. Carapace. slightly longer than wide ( Fig. 137 View FIGURES 133–140 ). Sternum. SL: 0.72; SW: 0.77; SI: 0.93. Clypeus. as in Fig. 140 View FIGURES 133–140 . Eye s. not situated on tubercles, no eye spots; eye measurements: AME–AME: 0.56; ALE-AME: 0.54; AME-AME/AME-ALE: 1.03; PME-PME: 0.68; PLE-PME: 0.61; PME-PME/PME-PLE: 1.11; ALE/AME: 0.97; PLE/PME: 0.91; MOQ-AW/MOQ-PW: 0.83; MOQ-L/ MOQ-W: 0.39; Clyp/AME-AME: 0.32. Legs. dense setae on all leg segments; trichobothria not very conspicuous probably present on all legs, seen on metatarsi and tarsi II-III; leg formula: II:I:III:IV; leg measurements: leg I—Fe 1.23, Pat 0.47, Tib 1.20, Mt 1.02, Ta 0.76, total 4.57; II—Fe 1.31, Pat 0.46, Tib 1.22, Mt 1.03, Ta 0.72, total 4.73; III—Fe 1.11, Pat 0.27, Tib 0.73, Mt 0.54, Ta 0.45, total 3.10; IV—Fe 1.03, Pat 0.28, Tib 0.66, Mt 0.54, Ta 0.44, total 2.95. Abdomen. large in comparison to carapace; covered with fine setae, small sigillae; AL: 2.96; AW: 2.97; AI: 1.00. Epigyne. intromittent canals and spermathecae as in Fig. 146 View FIGURES 141–146 .

Male. Unknown.

Natural history. This species was collected in rainforests. Adult females were sampled during July and a subadult male during February.

Distribution. Sierra Leone. New records: Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC) and Côte d’Ivoire ( Fig. 148 View FIGURES 147–148 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Thomisidae

Genus

Leroya

Loc

Leroya unicolor ( Simon, 1895 )

Honiball Lewis, Allet S. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, Ansie S. 2014
2014
Loc

Mystaria unicolor

Simon, E. 1895: 990
1895