Agelenopsis potteri (Blackwall, 1846), Blackwall, 1846

Marusik, Yuri M. & Koponen, Seppo, 2000, New data on spiders (Aranei) from the Maritime Province, Russian Far East, Arthropoda Selecta 9 (1), pp. 55-68: 56

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.822713

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scientific name

Agelenopsis potteri (Blackwall, 1846)
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Agelenopsis potteri (Blackwall, 1846)  **

Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941: f. 3, 17, 42; Lehtinen, 1967: f. 248.

Material examined 1 ♂, env. of Vladivostok, Okeanskaya, forest litter , 2.10.1997, YM  ; 1 ♂, Lazo Town , 43º22.7'N 133º54'E, in buildings, 11.1998 -03.1999. YSGoogleMaps  .

Comparative material: 1 ♂ ( BMM ♂ 7828), Washington, Jefferson Co. Quilcene/Cemetery Rd„ 70 , 57.831ºN 122.884°W, 10.09.1991, I.E. RichardsGoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ ( BMM ♂ 8122), same state, Snohomish Co., Crabapple Lake, 420 ', 48.13°N 122.27ºW, 5.09.1966, J.R. ThomsonGoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ ( BMM ♂ 7403), same state, Chelan Co., Wenatchee, 815 ' 47.418ºN 120.328ºW, 10.09.1981, D. CarrollGoogleMaps  .

COMMENTS. Agelenopsis  is a Nearctic genus.A. potteri is known to be distributed from Pacific to Atlantic coasts of North America [ Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941] as well as intro­ duced in Kirghizia [ Zonstein et al., 1996], It has been also introduced in the M aritime Province from western USA. First male was found less than a hundred meter from “American V illage”, built for employers o f American Consulate and trade center in the vicinity o f Vladivostok.

There seems to be two species in Nearctic treated under the same name. W ithin 3 males studied from W ashington State (see material) two are similar as illustrated by Chamber­ lin & Ivie [1941] while male from, Jefferson Co, is different and has similar palp as specimens from the Maritime Province (with wider course o f embolus).