Blancoa piacoa Huber, 2000,

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo, 2020, On Venezuelan pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 718, pp. 1-317: 11-12

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.718.1101

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F9E9A91E-488C-4DB1-9361-E788E9AC5BC1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4343819

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887AD-FFDA-7A0A-FDE4-F95AF873FC0E

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Blancoa piacoa Huber, 2000
status

 

Blancoa piacoa Huber, 2000 

Figs 3–4View Figs 1–4, 13View Figs 10–13, 17–19View Figs 14–19, 1030, 1033

Blancoa piacoa Huber, 2000: 332  , figs 32, 131, 182, 1333–1344 (♂ ♀).

New records

VENEZUELA  – Bolívar • 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 2 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 21817), and 5 ♀♀, 1 juv. in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven18-164), Ciudad Guayana , Parque La Llovizna (8.3130° N, 62.6724° W), 50 m a.s.l., 11 Nov. 2018 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.)GoogleMaps  2 ♂♂, 9 ♀♀, 1 juv., ZFMK (Ar 21818), same data but 14 Nov. 2018GoogleMaps  2 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, ZFMK (Ar 21819), and 7 ♀♀ in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven18-172), La Neverita (8.0970° N, 62.6727° W), 225 m a.s.l., 13 Nov. 2018 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.). – Delta Amacuro GoogleMaps  4 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, 2 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 21816), and 1 ♂, 5 ♀♀ in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven18-167), between El Triunfo and Piacoa (8.5285° N, 62.2958° W), 75 m a.s.l., 12 Nov. 2018 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.)GoogleMaps  .

Description (amendments; see Huber 2000)

Tibia 1 in eight newly collected males: 1.90–2.45 (mean 2.21); in 16 newly collected females: 1.20–1.50 (mean 1.28). Tibiae 1 and 2 with higher than usual density of short vertical hairs in males only. Prolateral trichobothrium apparently absent on tibia 1. Epigynum and internal female genitalia as in Figs 13View Figs 10–13, 17–19View Figs 14–19.

Distribution

Known from several localities in the Venezuelan states Delta Amacuro, Bolívar, and Monagas (Fig. 1033).

Natural history

Between El Triunfo and Piacoa this species was found in the leaf litter of a humid forest, on the undersides of curved leaves on the ground. In Parque La Llovizna the forest was much dryer and the spiders lived under pieces of wood and bark on the ground, in almost the same microhabitat as Modisimus simoni Huber, 1997  in the same place.

ZFMK

Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Blancoa

Loc

Blancoa piacoa Huber, 2000

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo 2020
2020
Loc

Blancoa piacoa

Huber B. A. 2000: 332