Polyboea zonaformis Wang 1993,

Jäger, Peter, 2007, Spiders from Laos with descriptions of new species (Arachnida: Araneae), Acta Arachnologica 56 (1), pp. 29-58: 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.2476/asjaa.56.29

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Polyboea zonaformis Wang 1993
status

 

Polyboea zonaformis Wang 1993 

Figs. 39-43View Figs. 39 - 45.

Material examined. 1 female ( SMF 56217), between L11 and L12GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56220), L3, by day, sweeping, 6.XI.2004GoogleMaps  .

Zhang et al. (2004) note as diagnostic characters for males the lobate carina (straight in Polybaea vulpina Thorell 1895  , cf. Sierwald 1997: fig. 88) and the small anterior depression (= fossa; larger in P. vulpina  ). Both specimens from Laos show a distinct variation of both characters: The carina is distinctly lobate in the specimen from Luang Prabang ( Fig. 40View Figs. 39 - 45.) while the female from Muang Sing ( Fig. 39View Figs. 39 - 45.) exhibits only a slight lobe. Moreover, the anterior depression is in both specimens larger, especially the fossae vary strongly in shape and size ( Figs. 39View Figs. 39 - 45. _40). One diagnostic character for distinguishing between the two species could be the missing median fold between the lateral lobes in the posterior half of the epigynum. It is present in P. vulpina  (cf. Sierwald 1997: fig. 88), both lobes seem to be fused in P. zonaformis  . In both Lao specimens only one slit sense organ was present at the right half of the epigynum, laterally close to the epigynal field ( Figs. 39- 40View Figs. 39 - 45.). Further material should show, whether these characters are stable or vary as those listed above.

SMF

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pisauridae

Genus

Polyboea