Misgolas robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974)

Wishart, Graham, 2011, Trapdoor Spiders of the Genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 33-51: 39-40

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/823987EB-1652-0C0A-620C-F9D0988AFC82

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Felipe

scientific name

Misgolas robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974)
status

 

Misgolas robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974)  

Figs 5A–I View Fig , 14B View Fig

Dyarcyops robertsi Main & Mascord, 1974: 15–21   .

Misgolas robertsi   .– Main, 1985 a: 33, 34, 53, 57; Main, 1985b: 25; Wishart, 1992: 271–273.

Material examined. NEW SOUTH WALES: holotype ♀, AMS KS12, Minnamurra Falls, Kiama , NSW (34°37'S 150°44'E), 12 Oct. 1964, R. M. Mascord. AMS KS22371 GoogleMaps   ♂, Scalloway, Willow Vale, Gerringong , NSW (34°44'11"S 150°47'23"E), 2 May 1986, GW GoogleMaps   . ♂, AMS KS22399, Mt. Terry nr Albion Park , NSW. (34°35'55"S 150°46'57"E), 27 Nov. 1995, P Cashin GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. In male & female: medium sized brown spiders, prominent dark brown lateral smudges on anterior limbs; retrodorsal surface of metatarsi IV lack spines. Venter pallid with dark brown speckles concentrated in distinctive median band ( Fig. 5D,E View Fig ). In female: carapace length c. 7.5–11.3. In male: carapace length c. 7.5–8.1. Embolus of bulb with small, dorsal, apically right angled triangular apophysis placed about mid-way; retrolateral embolic flange with about eight fine folds, edge straight ( Fig. 5B,C View Fig ). Conformation of palp as figured ( Fig. 5A View Fig ); cymbium dorsal spines in dense cluster, skewer shaped ( Fig. 5F View Fig ).

Distribution and natural history. ( Figs 5G–I View Fig , 14B View Fig ) Prolific population at Willow Vale 3 km West of Gerringong; rare at the type locality and nearby localities of Mt. Terry and Kiama. Burrow entrance by aerial tube ( Wishart, 1992) ( Fig. 5G,I View Fig ); underground tube terminated by white renitent sock ( Fig. 5H View Fig ). Mature male spiders wander during summer and late autumn ( Wishart, 1993).

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Idiopidae

Genus

Misgolas

Loc

Misgolas robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974)

Wishart, Graham 2011
2011
Loc

Misgolas robertsi

Wishart, G 1992: 271
Main, B 1985: 25
1985