Pellenes montanus (Emerton 1894), Emerton, 1894

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 21-23

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Pellenes montanus (Emerton 1894)
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Pellenes montanus (Emerton 1894)  

( Figs 41–46 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 )

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Baie­James (Jamésie): 122 km NNE LaSarre [49 ° 48 ’N, 78 ° 55 ’W] 15.– 22.vi. 1997, flight interception trap in a burned Black spruce forest, 1 Ψ, P. Paquin & N. Dupérré ( CPAD); Parc des Grands Jardins, accès Doivert [47 ° 41 ’N, 70 ° 51 ’W] 13.– 21.vi. 2000, pitfall, 1 ɗ 1 Ψ, M. Larrivée ( CNC).

Diagnosis.— Males are characterised by the large tegular apophysis (TA) arising basally ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 ) and the shape of the retrolateral apophysis (RTA) ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 ). Females are characterised by the chevron pattern on the abdomen ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 ), the presence of a median hood­like pocket (arrow, Fig. 45 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 ) and the elongated, parallel spermathecae (S) ( Figs 45– 46 View FIGURES 41 – 52. 41 – 46 ).

Distribution.— From Québec (present records) to Alberta, with a record from Colorado. The few known specimens suggest that the species is boreal with a southern extension in the Rockies.

Remark.— The Jamésie record given here comes from a naturally burned Black Spruce forest. The species was never collected again in any other habitat despite an intense sampling effort in that region. Larrivée et al. (2005) report the occurrence of the species in the province without details.

On Jerzy Proszynski’s web site ( Proszynski 2003), P. montanus   is listed as a junior synonym of the Palearctic species P. lapponicus (Sundevall 1833)   , but that synonymy has never been officially published. Illustrations provided on this web site show small differences in the spermathecae between Palearctic and Nearctic specimens. We prefer to use P. montanus   for specimens collected in North America until that question is formally addressed.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Pellenes