Loxosceles pilosa Purcell, 1908

Lotz, L. N., 2012, Present status of Sicariidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 3522, pp. 1-41: 27

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Loxosceles pilosa Purcell, 1908
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Loxosceles pilosa Purcell, 1908  

( Figs. 9F, 10F, 15A)

Loxosceles pilosa Purcell, 1908: 225   ; Newlands, 1986: 68, f. 40–42.

Loxosceles spinulosa, Newlands, 1975: 144   , f. 2–5, 8, 10–13 (syn.).

Types: ♀ Lectotype (here designated) and 1♀ paralectotype (here designated) from South Africa: Little Namaqualand, Steinkopf, [2915'S, 1744'E], L. Schultze, July and August 1904; 2juv.♀ Paralectotypes (here designated) from Namibia: Southern Hereroland (1 from Otjimbingwe), L. Schultze, September and October 1903 [ SAMC collection] [examined in part, see note]   .

Note: Purcell’s (1908) description mentions two female and two juvenile female specimens. A vial with two female specimens in the SAMC collection (SAM-ENW-X 150512) was found with a label that read: Loxosceles pilosa Purc.   / ♀ (ex type) / Steinkopf, CP. Nam. / L. Schultze No. 717. These are here designated the new lectotype (complete specimen) and first paralectotype (at present consisting of only a cephlothorax and legs). The other paralectotypes could not be located. Newlands (1975) synonymized the species with L. spinulosa   , but in 1986 he suggested revalidating the species, a revalidation confirmed here.

Diagnosis: Male palp cymbium and tibia short, similar to L. bergeri   , L. simillima   , L. smithi   and L. spinulosa   ; differing from L. bergeri   in the palp cymbium being 1.5 times as long as the patella; differing from L. simillima   in the cymbium being only 1.2 times as long as tibia; differing from L. smithi   in the palp femur length being equal to the patella+tibia length; differing from L. spinulosa   in the structure of the embolus ( Fig. 9F). Female spermathecae consist of two round sacs; median sac large; lateral sac small; two copulatory tubes joined at the base; medial tube thin; lateral tube wide at base, narrowing to base of spermathecae; differing from all other species in this respect, the closest species being L. bergeri   from which it differs in the lateral spermathecae having a longer copulatory tube ( Fig. 10F).

Female: (SAM-ENW-150512): TL = 6.0; CL = 2.6; CW = 2.2; CLL = 0.35. AME-LE 0.10; Eye diameter 0.15.

Leg measurements:

Distribution: Loxosceles pilosa   is distributed along the coast from central Namibia to north-western South

Africa ( Fig. 15A).

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles

Loc

Loxosceles pilosa Purcell, 1908

Lotz, L. N. 2012
2012
Loc

Loxosceles spinulosa, Newlands, 1975: 144

Newlands, G. 1975: 144
1975
Loc

Loxosceles pilosa

Newlands, G. 1986: 68
Purcell, W. F. 1908: 225
1908