Batueta similis Wunderlich & Song, 1995,

Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014, A survey of linyphiid spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China (Araneae, Linyphiidae), ZooKeys 460, pp. 1-181: 8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.460.7799

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scientific name

Batueta similis Wunderlich & Song, 1995
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Batueta similis Wunderlich & Song, 1995  Figs 13, 14, 15, 16

Batueta similis  : Wunderlich and Song 1995: 345, figs 9-10 (♂).

Material examined.

2♂, CHINA, Yunnan: Menglun Town: Xishuangbanna, Tropical Botanical Garden 21°54.200'N, 101°16.923'E, elevation ca 608 m, 16.-24.11.2006, Paramichelia baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps; 1♂, 21°53.823'N, 101°17.072'E, elevation ca 613m, 1.-9.12.2006, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps; 1♂, 21°54.772'N, 101°16.043'E, elevation ca 556 m, 16.-24.12.2006, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps; 1♀, 21°54.200'N, 101°16.923'E, elevation ca 608 m, 19.-25.01.2007, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting; 1♀, 21°53.823'N, 101°17.072'E, elevation ca 613 m, 19.-26.03.2007, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps; 2♀, 21°53.823'N, 101°17.072'E, elevation ca 613 m, 1.-15.04.2007, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps; 1♀, 21°54.772'N, 101°16.043'E, elevation ca 556 m, 10.-20.06.2007, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting; 1♀, 21°54.200'N, 101°16.923'E, elevation ca 608 m, 1.-15.07.2007, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, pitfall traps.

Diagnosis.

This species is distinguished from Batueta cuspidata  sp. n. by a small dorsal fig of epigyne, shorter route and fewer turnings of copulatory ducts (Figs 15C, 16B). The spermathecae are not obviously present in this species (Fig. 15C).

Description.

Male. Well described, e. g. by Wunderlich and Song (1995).

Female (one of females from Xishuangbanna). Total length: 1.00. Carapace 0.50 long, 0.47 wide, earthy yellow. Sternum 0.28 long, 0.29 wide. Clypeus 0.08 high. Chelicerae promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.05, ALE 0.05, PME 0.06, PLE 0.05, AME-AME/AME 0.40, PME-PME/PME 0.50, AME-ALE/ALE 0.20, PME-PLE/PLE 0.50, coxae IV separated by 1.22 times their width. Length of legs: I 1.85 (0.45, 0.15, 0.50, 0.40, 0.35), II 1.70 (0.44, 0.16, 0.43, 0.36, 0.31), III 1.23 (0.28, 0.09, 0.31, 0.30, 0.25), IV 1.80 (0.47, 0.16, 0.47, 0.39, 0.31). Leg formula: I-IV-II-III. TmI 0.24, TmIV absent. Tibial spine formula: 1-1-1-1. Abdomen greenish brown. Epigyne: ventral fig half-rounded, posterior margin smooth and hairless (Figs 15A, 16A); dorsal fig small, elliptical (Fig. 15C); copulatory ducts long, forming a helical structure (Figs 15C, 16B); fertilization openings conspicuous, close to copulatory openings (Fig. 15B).

Distribution.

China.

Remarks.

Female of the species is reported for the first time.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Linyphiidae

Genus

Batueta