Heteropoda tetrica Thorell 1897,

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

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

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scientific name

Heteropoda tetrica Thorell 1897
status

 

Heteropoda tetrica Thorell 1897 

Material examined. 1 female ( SMF 56698), L7, between banana plants on the ground, at night, by hand, 11.111.2006, PJ 2485GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56680), L13, gravel along stream, at night, by hand, 5.III.2006, PJ 2506, SD 504GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56684), L15, by hand, 7.III.2006, PJ 2503, SD 507GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56690), L15, by hand, 8.111.2006, PJ 2501, SD 414GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56691), L 15, by hand, 8. III. 2006, PJ 2500, SD 415GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56689), L 15, by hand, 8.III. 2006, PJ 2505, SD 509GoogleMaps  .

Further material see Eusemann & Jäger (submitted). The species was subject of a taxonomic revision ( Eusemann 2006). It seems to be the most abundant huntsman spider species in Laos besides H. venatoria (Linnaeus 1767)  . It occurs in natural as well as in disturbed habitats close to human settlings. In contrast to H. venatoria  , it was not recorded from houses yet.

SMF

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