Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis, Baehr, 2003

Baehr, Barbara, 2003, Revision of the Australian Spider Genus Habronestes (Araneae: Zodariidae). Species of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Records of the Australian Museum 55 (3), pp. 343-376: 348-349

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.55.2003.1389

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FA87BC-5947-FF9C-FF14-F9F4FDE9F818

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis
status

n.sp.

Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis   n.sp.

Figs. 3, 4, 17, 18, 23, 24, 53, 138

Type material. HOLOTYPE 3: NSW, Weelah SF, 33°21'51"S 147°15'2"E, 25.iii.1996, Callitris   forest F4 Trap C 1, 21–28 Mar 1996, D. Smith & R. Harris, AM KS49573 GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: 13 same data as holotype but coll. Trap A 3, AM KS55704; 13 10 km N of Girral on Girral- Condobolin Rd , 33°39'43"S 147°4'6"E, 28.iii.1996, roadside corridor vegetation, 21–28 Mar 1996, D. Smith & R. Harris, AM KS50849; 2 33 35 km S of Burcher on Burcher-W Wyalong Rd, 33°45'12"S 147°18'56"E, 28.iii.1996, roadside corridor vegetation, 21–28 Mar 1986, D. Smith & R. Harris, AM KS50879; 13 Gubatta, 33°32'0"S 146°31'28"E, 24– 28.ii.1999, DD, QM S52128 View Materials ; 233 as previous, QM S50833 View Materials ; 13 Gubatta, 33°38'10"S 146°33'8"E, 24.ii.1999, DD, QM S50875 View Materials ; 233 Gubatta GoogleMaps   ,

33°34'33"S 146°34'36"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50935 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 3 Gubatta, 33°38'7"S 146°33'12"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50955 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 3 Gubatta, 33°34'50"S 146°35'36"E, 24.ii.1999, DD, QM S51551 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 13 Taleeban Woodland, 33°56'29"S 146°25'8"E, 23–27.ii.1999, DD, QM S51004 View Materials ; 1 ♀ GoogleMaps   as previous but coll. 18.x.1999, QM S39689 View Materials   ; 13 Taleeban Woodland, 33°57'42"S 146°26'52"E, 23–27.ii.1999, DD, QM S50866 View Materials ; 1 ♀ GoogleMaps   Taleeban Woodland, 33°57'36"S 146°24'66"E, 18.x.1999, DD, QM S53090 View Materials ; 2♀♀   as previous QM S53230 View Materials   ; 13 Ungarie SF, 33°39'44"S 147°4'6"E, 25.iii.1996, Callitris   forest F2 trap C2, 21–28 Mar 1996, D. Smith & R GoogleMaps   .

Harris, AM KS49590.

Diagnosis. With 4 pairs of white patches on top of abdomen and 2 patches in front of spinnerets; tibia with long LTiA. Epigyne with semicircular opening. Vulva with large, contiguous globular spermathecae.

Description. Male (holotype). Total length 4.40; carapace 2.24 long, 1.72 wide; 0.96 high; cl/cw 1.30; sternum 1.12 long, 1.00 wide; sl/sw 1.12.Abdomen 2.16 long, 1.40 wide. Colour. Carapace, sternum, chelicerae sepia brown, iridescent.Maxillae pale brown; labium sepia brown. Abdomen ( Fig. 14) sepia brown with 4 pairs of white patches on top and 2 patches in front of spinnerets; ventrally and laterally sepia brown with 1 long horizontal white stripe reaching front. Legs medium brown with indistinct colour pattern; legs I–IV with pale brown coxa, sepia brown femur. Carapace. Raised at front. Eyes. In 3 rows 2 4 2. PLE largest. Eye group width 0.75 of head width; AME 0.08; ALE 0.12; PME 0.18; PLE 0.26; AME– AME 0.06; AME–ALE 0.16; ALE–PLE 0.06; PME–PME 0.10; PME–PLE 0.16. MOQ: AME–PME 0.44; AME–AME 0.22; PME–PME 0.46. Clypeus & chilum. Clypeus 0.56 high; chilum divided. Male palp ( Figs. 17, 18). RCF 2 3 cymbium length. LTA half moon-shaped with median concavity; DTA with thin stalk; VTA with blunt tip; embolus originating prolaterally. Tibia short, with 1 long prolateral seta, and with a group of bent spines retrolaterally; DTiA 1.5× as long as tibia; VTiA short.

Female (paratype QM S53230 View Materials ). Total length 6.40; carapace 2.96 long, 2.00 wide; 1.40 high; cl/cw 1.48; sternum 1.36 long, 1.20 wide; sl/sw 1.13.Abdomen 3.44 long, 2.48 wide. Colour. Same as male. Eyes. Pattern as in male. Eye group width 0.64 of headwidth; AME 0.12; ALE 0.14; PME 0.24; PLE 0.3; AME–AME 0.04;AME–ALE 0.18;ALE–PLE 0.1; PME– PME 0.14; PME–PLE 0.12. MOQ. AME–PME 0.54; AME– AME 0.28; PME–PME 0.62. Clypeus 0.68 high. Legs. Same as male. Epigyne ( Figs. 23, 24). With semicircular opening. Vulva with extremely short copulatory ducts ending in large globular, contiguous spermathecae.

Distribution. Western New South Wales ( Fig. 138).

Etymology. Refers to the similarity to the type species of the species-group H. australiensis   .

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

AM

Australian Museum

DD

Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

QM

Queensland Museum