Zodarion rubidum Simon 1914, Simon, 1914

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 30

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Zodarion rubidum Simon 1914
status

 

Zodarion rubidum Simon 1914  

( Figs 80–84 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 )

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Sainte­Anne­de­Bellevue, Morgan Arboretum [45 ° 27 ’N, 73 ° 57 ’W] 21.vii. 2003, Macdonald campus Agricultural farm, disturbance AGR­C­ 3, pitfall, 1 ɗ, C. Buddle (LEM)

Diagnosis.— Both sexes are recognised by the anterior median eyes (AME) being twice the diameter of other eyes ( Figs 80–81 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 ). Males are characterised by the palp bearing modified apical setae on the cymbium (arrow, Fig. 82 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 ) and the shape of the RTA ( Fig. 83 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 ). Females are recognised by the weakly sclerotized epigynal plate ( Fig. 84 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 ), and the configuration of the copulatory openings (CO) ( Fig. 84 View FIGURES 74 – 84. 74 – 79 ).

Distribution.— Palearctic. May be introduced into North America. The species is known only from isolated records in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Québec (present record) ( Ubick & Craig 2005).

Remark.— The establishment of the species in Québec remains uncertain. This record however suggests that it could be a resident of the East Coast. This species is the only Zodariidae   known from the east Coast of North America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion