Loxosceles devia Gertsch & Mulaik, 1940,

Dean, David Allen, 2016, Catalogue of Texas spiders, ZooKeys 570, pp. 1-703: 362

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.570.6095

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CE0DA439-F6F6-4DCF-8225-5700A3C50098

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D68E5B38-7FF7-A7BC-864E-DC572DCD6AF0

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scientific name

Loxosceles devia Gertsch & Mulaik, 1940
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Sicariidae

Loxosceles devia Gertsch & Mulaik, 1940 

Loxosceles devia  Gertsch 1958b: 11, mf (figs 7-8, 12-14, 16-20, 24-26); Gertsch and Ennik 1983: 289, 339, mf, desc. (figs 1-7, 12-15, 28-31, 42-46); Jackman 1997: 35, 168; Reddell 1965: 173; Taber and Fleenor 2003: 234; Vetter 2008: 152; Vetter 2009: 519; Vetter 2015: 75, 78, 83; Vogel 1970b: 21

Loxosceles devius  Gertsch and Mulaik, 1940; Gertsch and Mulaik 1940: 316, mf, desc; Vogel 1967: 122

Loxosceles arizonicus  Gertsch and Mulaik, 1940; Gertsch and Mulaik 1940: 317 [Hidalgo Co. record]; Vogel 1970b: 21 [South Texas record]

Distribution.

Central and south Texas; Bexar, Brewster, Brooks, Cameron, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, McLennan, Nueces, Real, San Augustine, San Patricio, Starr, Terrell, Uvalde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata

Locality.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Green Island Bird Refuge, La Mesa Ranch, Laguna Madre, Lake Corpus Christi, Raven Ranch, Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary

Caves.

Real (Turkey Pens Cave); Uvalde (Tampke Ranch Cave)

Time of activity.

Male (February - June, August, September 25-October 2, October - December); female (January - August, October - December)

Habitat.

(grass: grass); (landscape features: cave, under [rock, rock in arroya bed]); (nest/prey: nest of Neotoma micropus  [mf]); (objects: under board of dumpsite); (structures: on floor under box in bedroom); (soil/woodland: scrub forest)

Method.

pitfall trap [m]

Type.

Texas (male, Hidalgo Co., Edinburg, December 1933, S. Mulaik, holotype, AMNH)

Etymology.

Latin, distinct from Loxosceles unicolor  Keyserling, 1887 (nomen dubium)

Collection.

MCZ, NMSU, TAMU, TMM

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles