Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus 1767),

Jäger, Peter, 2007, Spiders from Laos with descriptions of new species (Arachnida: Araneae), Acta Arachnologica 56 (1), pp. 29-58: 55

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D27487BF-FF98-3B1E-FF74-327871CEF501

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Jeremy

scientific name

Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus 1767)
status

 

Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus 1767) 

Material examined. 1 female ( SMF 56639), L1, toilet in guest house, at night, by hand, PJ 2364, SD 119GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56647), L3, by night, by hand, 6.XI. 2004, PJ 2499, SD 128GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56652), L5, by hand, 7.XI. 2004, PJ 2489, SD 133GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56662), L8, jungle close to Tham Phun, in cavity of tree, by hand, PJ 2638, SD 138GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56659, PJ 2361, SD 139)GoogleMaps  , 1 female ( SMF 56660, PJ 2362, SD 140), L10, by night, by hand, 12.XI.2006.GoogleMaps  1 female ( SMF 56679), L13, by night, by hand, 5.111.2006, PJ 2502, SD 503GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56668), L22, adult: V.2005, dead: 14.VI.2005, PJ 2514, SD 195, fotos 8351-8388 (fotos 8454-8472)GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56670), L21, PJ 2388GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56673), L34, cave, by hand, 8.XII.2005, PJ 2496GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( PJ 2491), 1 juvenile female ( SMF 56631), L29, by hand, 24.11.2003GoogleMaps  .

This species occurs likewise in natural and man-made habitats. In natural habitats it is found together with the similarly sized H. tetrica  (s. above). Both species exibit a clear sexual colour dimorphism with males having a highcontrast pattern on their dorsal shield of prosoma, whereas females are almost uniformly brown. H. venatoria  tends to be a bit brighter than H. tetrica  , especially in females, but due to variation in both species the examination of copulatory organs is recommended for proper identification.

SMF

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