Habronestes pictus (L. Koch, 1865 )

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: 370-371

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

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scientific name

Habronestes pictus (L. Koch, 1865 )
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Habronestes pictus (L. Koch, 1865)  

Figs. 67, 92, 93, 108, 133–135, 143

Enyo picta L. Koch, 1865: 861   (description female).

Habronestes pictus   .–L. Koch, 1872: 311 T XXV figs. 3, 3a–c (description female); Jocqué, 1995: 143.

Storena picta   .– Simon, 1893: 427.

Remarks. Habronestes pictus   is the earliest known Habronestes species   , described as Enyo picta   by L. Koch (1865). The holotype of Enyo picta L. Koch   is mentioned in Jocqué (1995) as lost. Dr Gisela Rack with R. Raven rediscovered the specimen in 1998 in the collection of Zoologisches Museum Hamburg as a part of the Godeffroy Collection. It is the same female from Wollongong, NSW, described as Enyo picta   by L. Koch in 1865 and as Habronestes pictus   by L. Koch in 1872 ( Fig. 133).

Type material. HOLOTYPE ♀ NSW: Wollongong, Godeffroy expedition ( ZMH).  

Material examined. NSW: 633 Tinderry Nature Reserve , northern entrance, 35°37'44"S 149°12'57"E, 14.iii.1999, L. Wilkie, R GoogleMaps   . Harris & H. Smith, AM KS55869   ; 233 Booti Booti NP, 32°16'15"S 152°31'42"E, 25.xi.1997, L. Wilkie, AM KS55956 GoogleMaps   ; 333 13.xii.1996, AM KS55957   ; 13 Booti Booti NP, 32°14'44"S 152°32'33"E, 14.xii.1996, L. Wilkie, AM KS55963 GoogleMaps   ; 13 as previous, AM KS56091   ; 13 as previous, 25.xi.1997, AM KS55942   ; 13 Mt Bollard , Tallaganda SF, 35°39'14"S 149°28'44"E, 15.iii.1999, J. Tarnawski & S. Lassau, AM KS55864; 1♀ GoogleMaps   , 233 Warra SF, 2.8 km W of Moggs Swamp Ck, Moggs Swamp Fire Trl, 29°59'19"S 151°57'14"E, 4.ii–9.iv.1993, 1140 m, G/C, AM KS36359 GoogleMaps   ; 3 33 Warra SF, Moggs Swamp Ck, Moggs Swamp Fire Trail, 29°58'47"S 151°58'29"E, 4.ii–9.iv.1993, 1080 m, G/C, AM KS36353 GoogleMaps   ; 4 33 Warra SF, Moggs Swamp Fire Trail, 2.5 km N of Moggs Swamp Ck, 29°57'32"S 151°58'18"E, 4.ii–9.iv.1993, 1170 m, G/C, AM KS36369 GoogleMaps   . ACT: 4 33 Tidbinbilla , 35°26'S 148°56'E, 1978, AM KS6242 GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Eyes in 2 rows, both rows procurved, PME and PLE largest. Abdomen with 5 pairs of white patches on top, 3 pairs of elongate patches, 2 pairs of circular and 1 undulating patch in front of spinnerets.

Description. Male, AM KS55869. Total length 6.24; carapace 3.04 long, 2.00 wide; 3.2 high; cl/cw 1.52; sternum 1.48 long, 1.28 wide; sl/sw 1.15. Abdomen 3.04 long, 2.00 wide. Colour. Carapace, sternum and chelicerae sepia brown, iridescent; maxillae, labium sepia brown, distally white. Abdomen sepia brown, iridescent; with 5 pairs of white patches on top, 3 pairs long, 2 pairs circular and 1 undulating patch in front of spinnerets; laterally with 1 undulating, horizontal white stripe; ventrally, 1 longitudinal white stripe from epigastric fold to near tracheal spiracle. Legs yellow; clearly annulated; legs I–IV with white coxa, prolateral suture sepia brown, sepia brown trochanter, sepia brown femora and proximal white patch with darker brown lateral stripes on patella and tibia; femur II with proximal 1 3 white and distal 2 3 sepia brown; femora III, IV with proximal ½ of femora white and distal ½ sepia brown; with darker brown lateral stripes on patella and tibia. Eyes. In 2 rows each with 4 eyes, both rows procurved. PME and PLE largest, subequal. Eye group width 0.50 of headwidth;AME 0.12; ALE 0.12; PME 0.18; PLE 0.20;AME– AME 0.04; AME–ALE 0.04; ALE–PLE 0.04; PME–PME 0.12; PME–PLE 0.12. MOQ: AME–PME 0.56; AME–AME 0.28; PME–PME 0.48. Clypeus & chilum. Clypeus 0.84 high; chilum divided. Legs. Length formula 4123. Male palp ( Figs. 92, 93, 108). RCF deep, almost running the entire cymbium length. LTA with long vertical stalk and irregular horizontal plate; DTA with flattened stalk; VTA long, with sharp tip.Tibia short; DTiA 1.5 as long as tibia, hooked; VTiA ( Fig. 93).

Female (paratype AM KS36359). Total length 7.52; carapace 3.36 long, 2.36 wide; 1.68 high; cl/cw 1.42; sternum 1.48 long, 1.48 wide; sl/sw 1.00. Abdomen 4.16 long, 3.00 wide. Colour. As in male. Eyes. Eye group width 0.50 of headwidth; AME 0.12; ALE 0.12; PME 0.20; PLE 0.20; AME–AME 0.06; AME–ALE 0.06; ALE–PLE 0.09; PME–PME 0.14; PME–PLE 0.12. MOQ: AME–PME 0.6; AME–AME 0.30; PME–PME 0.54. Clypeus 0.84 high.

Epigyne ( Figs. 133–135). With undulate posterior margin and undulate plate. Copulatory ducts anteriorly visible through the tegument. Vulva with long, spiralled copulatory ducts ending in pear-shaped, touching spermathecae.

Distribution. Northeastern New South Wales and ACT ( Fig. 143).

ZMH

Zoologisches Museum Hamburg

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Habronestes

Loc

Habronestes pictus (L. Koch, 1865 )

Baehr, Barbara 2003
2003
Loc

Storena picta

Simon, E 1893: 427
1893
Loc

Habronestes pictus

Jocque, R 1995: 143
Koch, L 1872: 311
1872
Loc

Enyo picta L. Koch, 1865: 861

Koch, L 1865: 861
1865