Nomisia peloponnesiaca, Chatzaki, 2010

Chatzaki, M., 2010, A revision of the genus Nomisia in Greece and neighboring regions with the description of two new species, Zootaxa 2501 (1), pp. 1-22 : 2

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Nomisia peloponnesiaca


Nomisia Dalmas, 1921 View in CoL View at ENA

Yellow to dark brown spiders usually of medium size with few exceptions (e.g. N. aussereri , N. palaestina which are larger). Carapace with radiating rows of black markings. Black round eyes contoured by blackish circles, except for PME, which are oval and white. Size of eyes almost equal and arranged in two straight lines (posterior row slightly recurved). Opisthosoma dorsally with characteristic blackish bands starting at longitudinal frontline and expanding outwards. Anterior spinnerets well developed, not touching each other. 1 st and 4 th pairs of legs almost equal in size except for N. palaestina and N. peloponnesiaca n. sp. in which the 4 th pair of legs is longer than the 1 st. Epigynes usually form a central continuous depression formed by lateral sclerotized margins (e.g. N. conigera , N. excerpta , N. exornata , N. palaestina , N. peloponnesiaca n. sp., N. recepta , N. ripariensis , N. castanea , N. negebensis ) and less often also divided by a central septum (e.g. N. aussereri ). Apart from few exceptions in which spermathecal configuration is more complex (e.g. N. aussereri and N. palaestina ), the vulva is composed by globular or oval spermathecae connected through simple and short introductory ducts. Male palps always bear a distinct and mostly bulging retrolateral tibial apophysis, and a soft ventral tibial apophysis (except for N. peloponnesiaca n. sp. and N. ripariensis in which this apophysis is hardly detected). With the exception of only N. palaestina and N. excerpta , the embolus is usually connected to a granulated apophysis of various shapes located behind it.













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