Apopyllus aeolicus, Azevedo, Guilherme H. F., Ott, Ricardo, Griswold, Charles E. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2016

Azevedo, Guilherme H. F., Ott, Ricardo, Griswold, Charles E. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2016, A taxonomic revision of the ground spiders of the genus Apopyllus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), Zootaxa 4178 (3), pp. 301-327: 312-313

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Apopyllus aeolicus

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Apopyllus aeolicus  new species

Figs 3View FIGURE 3 E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 8E, 14A, 16F

Type material. Male holotype from Parque Eólico de Guanambi, Caetité, Bahia, Brazil (14º6’41.7”S 42º36’27.7”W, 998m), 13.IV.2015, L.S. Carvalho col., deposited in CHNUFPI 1567.GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The specific name is taken from the Greek mythological character Aeolus, the god of wind, and is a reference to type locality, which is in a wind power plant.

Diagnosis. Males can be distinguished by the proximal spine on the apical keel of the RTA ( Figs 5View FIGURE 5 E, 6E, arrow).

Description. Male (holotype): Total length 5.24. Carapace 2.32 long, 1.80 wide. Femur II 1.44 long. Carapace dark brown to black with white setae. Legs and palps dark brown, lighter on patellae, tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi. Femur I and palpal femur with a lighter area on the prolateral part. Sternum and labium dark brown. Endites light brown with white anterior border and lighter oval area on the basal part. Opisthosoma dorsum dark gray with a longitudinal stripe of white setae and a dark brown scutum ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 F). Ventral side of opisthosoma light brown. Eyes sizes and interdistances: AME 0.08, ALE 0.1, PME 0.06, PLE 0.08, AME –AME 0.06, AME –ALE 0.02, ALE –PLE 0.04, PME –PME 0.06, PME –PLE 0.06. MOQ 0.44 wide. RTA with proximal spine on the apical keel. Leg spination: femora: I, II d1-1-1, p0-0-1; III d1-1-1, r0-1-1, p0-1-1; patellae: III, IV p0-1-0, r0-1-0; tibiae: I, II v1 -0-1; III p1-1-0, v1 p-2-2, r2-1d-0; IV d1-0-1, p1-0-1, v1 p-2-2, r2-0-2; metatarsi: I, II v2 -0-0; III p1-2-1, v1 p-2-2, r1-1-2; IV p1-2-1d, v2-2 -2, r1-2-2.

Female: Unknown.

Material examined. Only the holotype.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality, Parque Eólico de Guanambi, Caetité, Bahia, Brazil ( Fig. 14View FIGURE 14 A).