Prostheclina boreoaitha, Richardson & Zabka, 2007

Richardson, Barry J. & Zabka, Marek, 2007, A Revision of the Australian Jumping Spider Genus Prostheclina Keyserling, 1892 (Araneae: Salticidae), Records of the Australian Museum 59 (1), pp. 79-96: 90-91

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Prostheclina boreoaitha


Prostheclina boreoaitha   n.sp.

Figs 2, 9, 10; Table 1

Material Examined. HOLOTYPE Queensland: Male, Windsor Tableland , (approx. 16°13'S 145°00'E), J. Thompson, M. Moulds, F. McKillop, 17 April 1994, AM KS45747. GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Relatively small species, F1–4 covered with black and vanilla coloured patches, T1 and M1 orange with sparse fringing, P1 and Ts1 yellow, palps vanilla colour. Can be separated from P. boreoxantha   by colour, the presence of white median strip of hair, and the presence of dorsal distal tegular lobe as well as a distal tegular lobe in P. boreoxantha   , and from P. amplior   , the only other species with black leg markings, by smaller size (75%) and the presence of black leg markings on F1–4 rather than just F1.


Male. Relatively small species, cephalothorax orange with tan margin and striae, eye field black, median white strip of hair present but sparse, AME fringe sparse, clypeus tan with no moustache, chelicera tan with large and pointed retromarginal tooth and one fissident promarginal tooth maxillae yellow, labium tan with yellow margin, sternum yellow, abdomen dorsal yellow with black pattern, ventral yellow/orange with squared posterior lip, T1 and M1 orange with sparse fringing, P1 and Ts1 yellow, F1–4 covered with black and vanilla patches remainder of L2–4 yellow, (P1+ T1) medium length, palps yellow, male copulatory organs with dorsal distal tegular lobe as well as distal and proximal tegular lobes. Dimensions: holotype CL 1.7 mm, AEW/CL 0.82, AMEW /CL 0.50, CW/CL 0.80, PEW/CL 0.79, EFL /CL 0.57, CWP/CL 0.68, AL/CL 1.0, AW/CL 0.61, CH /CL 0.64, ClH/CL 0.04, ChH/CL 0.32, StL/CL 0.41, StW/CL 0.29, (P1+ T1 /CL) 0.93   .

Distribution. Known only from the type locality ( Fig. 10 View Fig ).

Etymology. From Greek bOREAV = northern and AIQOV = reddish-brown, to be treated as a female noun in apposition.

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dorsal view; (B) male left palp, ventral view.


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