Araneus iviei (Archer 1951), Archer, 1951

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 3

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

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scientific name

Araneus iviei (Archer 1951)
status

 

Araneus iviei (Archer 1951)  

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Rouyn­Noranda: Labyrinthe Lake [48 ° 14 ’N, 79 ° 29 ’W] 29.vii.–04.viii. 1996, pitfall in White cedar/Balsam fir forest, 1 ɗ, P. Paquin & N. Dupérré ( CPAD); Baie­James (Jamésie): Villebois [49 °01’N, 79 °08’W] 13.– 20.vii. 1997, flight interception trap in mature Black spruce forest, 1 ɗ, P. Paquin & N. Dupérré ( CPAD).

Diagnosis.— Araneus ivei   superficially resembles A. trifolium   but the males differ from all other Araneus   species by the shape of the embolus and conductor, the nearly straight elongate terminal apophysis, and the small pointed terminal spine of the median apophysis. Females are distinguished by a dome­shaped epigynum and a rather smooth elongate scape enlarging distally.

Distribution.— Widespread species in Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia with a few records in eastern US from Michigan to Pennsylvania.

Remark.— The occurrence of the species in Québec was suspected by Hutchinson & Bélanger (1994) and Paquin et al. (2001). Paquin & Dupérré (2003) included A. iviei   as a probable record for Québec and provided illustrations for its identification (figs 272–274). Dondale et al. (2003) included a record from Québec on the distribution map, but did not give any details. The details of that record are given here: Réserve faunique des Laurentides, near Rivière Malbaie [47 ° 41 ’N, 70 ° 51 ’W] 26.vii.–02.viii. 2000, 1ɗ, M. Larrivée ( CNC). These records from Québec fill a gap in the transcontinental distribution of the species.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Araneidae

Genus

Araneus