Curtimeticus nebulosus, Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014

Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014, A survey of linyphiid spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China (Araneae, Linyphiidae), ZooKeys 460, pp. 1-181: 13-14

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Curtimeticus nebulosus
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Curtimeticus nebulosus  sp. n. Figs 26, 27, 28, 29

Types.

Holotype ♂: CHINA, Yunnan: Menglun Town: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, 21°55.035'N, 101°16.500'E, elevation ca 558 m, 22.07.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, fogging. Paratypes 1♀, same data as holotype; 1♀, 21°55.035'N, 101°16.500'E, elevation ca 558 m, 5.-12.01.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, hand-collecting; 1♀, 21°55.035'N, 101°16.500'E, elevation ca 558 m, 19.-25.02.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, hand-collecting; 1♀, 21°55.035'N, 101°16.500'E, elevation ca 558 m, 4.-11.04.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, hand-collecting; 1♂, 21°54.646'N, 101°16.257'E, elevation ca 572 m, 4.-11.05.2007, rubber-tea plantation, hand-collecting; 1♂, 21°55.035'N, 101°16.500'E, elevation ca 558 m, 10.-20.07.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, fogging.

Etymology.

The name for this species comes from the Latin word ‘nebulosus’, which means 'cloudy, foggy’, in reference to the tegular sac covering the tip of the ventral radical process; adjective.

Diagnosis.

See diagnosis of the genus.

Description.

Male (holotype). Total length: 1.70. Carapace 0.76 long, 0.53 wide, dark red. Sternum 0.40 long, 0.40 wide. Clypeus 0.13 high. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.06, ALE 0.06, PME 0.06, PLE 0.05, AME-AME/AME 0.33, PME-PME/PME 0.66, AME-ALE/ALE 0.50, PME-PLE/PLE 1.00, coxae IV separated by 0.75 time their width. Length of legs: I 2.73 (0.76, 0.20, 0.75, 0.63, 0.39), II 2.51 (0.72, 0.20, 0.65, 0.57, 0.37), III 2.07 (0.56, 0.20, 0.48, 0.48, 0.35), IV 2.69 (0.74, 0.20, 0.70, 0.69, 0.36). Leg formula: I-IV-II-III. Abdomen greenish grey. Palp: see description of the genus.

Female (one of paratypes). Total length: 1.69. Carapace 0.73 long, 0.55 wide, dark red. Sternum 0.70 long, 0.55 wide. Clypeus 0.09 high. Eyes sizes and interdistances: AME 0.07, ALE 0.05, PME 0.05, PLE 0.06, AME-AME/AME 0.29, PME-PME/PME 1.00, AME-ALE/ALE 0.20, PME-PLE/PLE 0.50, coxae IV separated by 0.93 time their width. Length of legs: I 2.65 (0.76, 0.20, 0.70, 0.60, 0.39), II 2.51 (0.72, 0.20, 0.65, 0.57, 0.37), III 2.07 (0.56, 0.20, 0.48, 0.48, 0.35), IV 2.69 (0.74, 0.20, 0.70, 0.69, 0.36). Leg formula: IV-I-II-III. Abdomen greenish grey, with a pale patch in the middle of dorsum. Epigyne: see description of the genus.

Distribution.

Known only from type localities.