Myrmekiaphila torreya Gertsch and Wallace

BOND, JASON E. & PLATNICK, NORMAN I., 2007, A Taxonomic Review of the Trapdoor Spider Genus Myrmekiaphila (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Cyrtaucheniidae), American Museum Novitates 3596 (1), pp. 1-32: 19-21

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http://doi.org/ 10.1206/0003-0082(2007)3596[1:ATROTT]2.0.CO;2

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Myrmekiaphila torreya Gertsch and Wallace
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Myrmekiaphila torreya Gertsch and Wallace  

Figures 9 View Figs , 19 View Figs , 29 View Figs , 63 View Fig , 71–77 View Figs

Myrmekiaphila torreya Gertsch and Wallace, 1936: 15   , figs. 15, 17–25 (male holotype and female allotype from Torreya Ravine , Liberty Co., Florida, in AMNH, examined).

DIAGNOSIS: Males can be recognized by the presence of a relatively slender palpal prong and embolus, with the shorter auxiliary prong subequal in diameter to the embolus (figs. 9, 29). Females are difficult to definitively diagnose, but have spermathecae with an enlarged base that extends subequally from a central bulb that lacks an elongate stalk (fig. 77).

DESCRIPTIONS: Male and female described by Gertsch and Wallace (1936).

MATERIAL EXAMINED: UNITED STATES: FLORIDA: Gadsden Co.: no specific locality [30.5633 –84.6027, MYR211], Apr. 14, 1935 (H. Wallace, AMNH), 1♀ GoogleMaps   . Jackson Co.: Merritts Mill Pond , 3.5 mi E Marianna on U.S. 90 [30.753 –85.1933, MYR215], Oct. 9, 1967 (F. Moore, FSCA), 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; 7 mi S Marianna on State Road 71, in woods, 100 yards from Chipola River [30.6815 –85.2069, MYR277], Aug. 4, 1963 (B. Mansell, F. Moore, AMNH), 1♀ GoogleMaps   , spiderlings. Jefferson Co.: no specific locality [30.4169 –83.8957, MYR241], Apr. 7, 1969 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 23 GoogleMaps   ; Big Bend Horticulture Lab [30.516 –83.888 MYR106– 108], Apr. 7–28, 1969 ( FSCA), GoogleMaps   33. Leon Co.: no specific locality [30.4946 –84.2082, MYR210, 263, 264], Apr. 15–16, 1936 ( R. Bellamy, J. Rogers, H. Wallace, FSCA), 8♀, 4 juv. GoogleMaps   ; Tallahassee , Tall Timbers Research Station [30.658769 –84.208445, MYR109– 114, 227, 229–235, 238, 239, 246, 258–260], Mar.–June 1970 (D. Harris, W. Whitcomb, FSCA), 363, 2♀, 2 juv. GoogleMaps   , [MYR258], Apr. 9, 1970 ( R. Woodruff, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR259, 260], Aug–Sept. 1968 (W. Baker, FSCA), 1♀, 1 juv.   Liberty Co.: no specific locality [30.2508 –84.8755, MYR205], Nov. 4, 1938 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 1♀ GoogleMaps   , [MYR213], Apr. 8, 1941 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 1♀ GoogleMaps   , [MYR206, 207], Apr. 14, 1951 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 2♀, 2 juv.   , [MYR242], June 4, 1953 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR216], Aug. 18, 1960 ( JMCC, MCZ), 8♀   ; just E Apalachicola on FL-20, 30.43181 –84.33987 [MY2567–2572], Feb. 27, 2004 (B. Hendrixson, D. Beamer, ECU-AMNH), 6♀ GoogleMaps   ; near Sweet Water in deep ravine, 30.51075 –84.95982, elev. 73 m [MY2575, 2576], Feb. 28, 2004 (B. Hendrixson, D. Beamer, ECU-AMNH), 2♀ GoogleMaps   ; Torreya Ravine , Torreya State Park, 10 mi NE Bristol, 30.56678 –84.95, [MYR208], Apr. 10, 1935, (H. Wallace, FSCA), 2♀   , [MYR237, 270, 273], Apr. 10, 1935 (H. Wallace, AMNH), 4♀   , one with spiderlings, [MYR217, 218, 240, 262, 272, 276], Apr. 17– 18, 1936 ( R. Bellamy, H. Wallace, AMNH, MCZ), 503, 16♀, 6 juv.   , [MYR275], Apr. 16, 1938, (W. Gertsch, AMNH), 6♀   , [MYR148], Apr. 8, 1941 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR102], June 4, 1953 (H. Wallace, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR261], Mar. 10, 1963 ( AMNH), 1 juv.   , [MYR274], Apr. 2, 1963 (W. Shear, AMNH), 2♀   , [MYR104], Apr. 20, 1963 (A. Derbonne, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR236], Mar. 15, 1964 (F. Moore, FSCA), 13, [MYR115], Mar. 29, 1964 ( AMNH), 13, Mar. 31, 1964 (A. Weaver, F. Coyle, VMNH), 1♀   , [MYR197], Mar. 31, 1965 (J. Beatty, JAB), 2♀   , [MYR265– 269, 271], May 1965, Apr., Sept. 1967 (F. Moore, FSCA), 11♀, 2 juv.   , Aug. 16, 1966 (W. Shear, VMNH), 2♀   , [MYR105], May 18, 1973 (G. Edwards, FSCA), 1♀   , [MYR103], Mar. 10, 1978 (D. Richman, FSCA), 2♀   ; [MYR226], Mar. 31, 1979 (P. Choate, FSCA), 23, [MYR286], Feb. 15, 1986 (D. Folkerts, AMNH), 1♀   . GEORGIA: Cob Co.: Kennesaw , Chastain Lakes [34.0234 –84.6155, MYR083], Nov. 15, 1997 (H. McNatt, AMNH), 13. Early Co GoogleMaps   .: 8.5 mi NNW Blakely [31.4645 –84.99667, MYR001–003], Mar. 24, 1992 (G. Folkerts, AMNH), 3♀ GoogleMaps   . Floyd Co.: Rome [34.257 –85.1647, MYR248], ( R. Battey, MCZ), 13. Fulton Co. : Atlanta [33.75 –84.41667, MYR203, 250], Apr. 14–16, 1946 (P. Fattig, AMNH), 13, 1♀ GoogleMaps   . Monroe Co.: Forsyth [33.03438 –83.9382, MYR209], Nov. 1, 1963 (N. Mason, AMNH), 1♀ GoogleMaps   . Thomas Co.: SE edge Thomasville , Millpond Plantation [30.807 –83.9627, MYR212], Mar. 31, 1968 (W. Sedgwick, AMNH), 1♀ GoogleMaps   , spiderlings, [MYR214], June 16, 1973 (F. Coyle, W. Shear, AMNH), 1♀   , spiderlings.

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from Georgia and adjacent Florida (fig. 63).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

VMNH

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Cyrtaucheniidae

Genus

Myrmekiaphila

Loc

Myrmekiaphila torreya Gertsch and Wallace

BOND, JASON E. & PLATNICK, NORMAN I. 2007
2007
Loc

Myrmekiaphila torreya

Gertsch, W. J. & H. K. Wallace 1936: 15
1936