Elaver excepta (L. Koch 1866), L. Koch, 1866

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273386

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6744F78C-4CF2-4697-BC43-E637483651C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038687FF-DC48-FF80-FEF5-FBF087ED7020

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Plazi

scientific name

Elaver excepta (L. Koch 1866)
status

 

Elaver excepta (L. Koch 1866)  

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Gatineau; Aylmer, Musée Canadien de la Nature back yard [45 ° 23 ’N, 75 ° 50 ’W] 13.– 20.vi. 1999, pitfall in poplar forest, 1 Ψ, N. Dupérré ( CPAD); Gatineau; Aylmer, Musée Canadien de la Nature back yard [45 ° 23 ’N, 75 ° 50 ’W] 19.– 25.viii. 1999, pitfall in poplar forest, 1 Ψ, N. Dupérré ( CPAD); Gatineau; Aylmer, Musée Canadien de la Nature back yard [45 ° 23 ’N, 75 ° 50 ’W] 29.vii.–04.viii. 1999, pitfall in poplar forest, 1 Ψ, N. Dupérré ( CPAD); Gatineau; Aylmer, Musée Canadien de la Nature back yard [45 ° 23 ’N, 75 ° 50 ’W] 19.– 25.viii. 1999, pitfall in conifer forest, 3 Ψ, N. Dupérré ( CPAD).

Diagnosis.— This species differs from Clubiona   spp. in having two or three prolateral macrosetae on femur I, ( Clubiona   only have one). Males are distinguished by the minute blunt terminal embolus and the partly sclerotized tegulum. Females are distinguished from Clubiona   spp by the scape of the epigynum (see Dondale & Redner 1982).

Distribution.— Nebraska to Nova Scotia, south to Texas and the West Indies (see Dondale & Redner 1982).

Remark.— The present records confirm the occurrence of the species in Québec, which was suspected by Paquin & Dupérré (2003, see figs 480–483). Dondale & Redner (1982) report that E. excepta   is found under loose bark and among leaf litter of deciduous forest, and under stones. The present records confirm the affinities of the species for deciduous litter.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Clubionidae

Genus

Elaver