Meriola decepta Banks,

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J., 2021, A Taxonomic Revision Of The Spider Genus Meriola Banks (Araneae: Trachelidae), Zootaxa 4936 (1), pp. 1-113: 37-39

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Meriola decepta Banks
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Meriola decepta Banks 

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Meriola decepta Banks, 1895: 81  (nine female syntypes from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Nassau County, New York, in MCZ, examined by Platnick & Shadab, 1974); Gertsch & Davis, 1940: 11; Muma, 1943: 121, pl. XV, fig. 5.

Trachelas deceptus Simon, 1897: 180  ; Roewer, 1955: 589; Bonnet, 1959: 4667.

Trachelas parvulus Banks, 1898: 225  , pl. 13, fig. 28 (female holotype from Mexico, no specific locality, in CAS, destroyed); Roewer, 1955: 588. Bonnet, 1959: 4670.

Meriola inornata Banks, 1901: 574  , fig. 6 (female holotype from Albuquerque , Bernalillo County, New Mexico, in MCZ, examined by Platnick & Shadab, 1974).

Trachelas inornatus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 523  ; Roewer, 1955: 589; Bonnet, 1959: 4668.

Meriola decepta floridana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935: 40  , pl. 13, fig. 107 (male holotype from Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, in the University of Utah, lost); Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 185.

Trachelas deceptus floridanus Roewer, 1955: 589  .

Trachelas decepta Platnick & Shadab, 1974: 29  , figs 39, 103–106; Dondale & Redner, 1982: 127, figs 234–236; Breene et al., 1993: 85, fig. 96A–B.

Meriola decepta Platnick & Ewing, 1995: 8  .

Diagnosis. Males ( Figs 26–27View FIGURE 26View FIGURE 27) resemble those of M. arcifera  and M. peras  sp. nov. by the elongate abdomen and the oval shape of the bulb. They differ from both by the small, rounded RTA. Meriola decepta  males also differ from both species by lacking dark rings on the legs. Females ( Fig. 25View FIGURE 25) resemble those of M. peras  sp. nov. by the absence of an epigynal hood, with a wide median field, and by having large, almost contiguous S2, but differ by the shorter, not arc-shaped epigynal lateral ridges.

Description. See Dondale & Redner (1982) for male and female descriptions.

Natural history and habitat. Several specimens were found in leaf litter in gardens and houses.

Distribution. Known from Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Brazil.

New records. CANADA: Labrador: N 52.939001°, W 66.914216°, 2 females ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . U.S.A.: Texas: Edinburg , N 26.301737°, W 98.163343°, 4.XII.1934, S. Mulaik, 1 female, 1 male ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Travis Co.: U. T. Brackenridge Fieldlab, N 30.284310°, W 97.778248°, 23.VI.1972, B. Vogel, 1 female ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Florida: Polk Co.: Lake Alfred , N 28.091963°, W 81.723411°, 27.V.1970, M. Muma & H. Greene, 1 female, 1 male ( MCN 22460View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Arizona: Yuma , in garden, N 32.692651°, W 114.627692°, 30.VI.1957, V. Roth, 5 females, 4 males ( CAS, CASENT 9059149)GoogleMaps  . California: Indio , N 33.720577°, W 116.215561°, 17.XII.1932, F. Stickney, 4 females ( NMHN 01566)GoogleMaps  . Same locality, 9.XI.1933, on decaying date palm tissue, F. Stickney, 1 female ( NMHN 01566)  . Same locality, 24.V.1934, in rotting dates on ground, F. Stickney, 1 female ( NMHN 01566)  . Orange Co.: Anaheim , N 33.835293°, W 117.914504°, 21.IX.2001, J. Bradley, 1 male ( CAS, CASENT 9059145)GoogleMaps  . Riverside , N 33.953349°, W 117.396156°, 16.IV.1975, collector unknown, 1 female ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Same locality, 28.V.1975, collector unknown, 1 male ( NMHN 01561)  . Same locality, 27.V.1976, citrus litter, collector unknown, 3 females, 2 males ( NMHN 01561)  . Los Angeles Co.: Covina home backyard, N 34.090009°, W 117.890340°, 21.V.1961, P. Craig, 1 male ( CAS, CASENT 9059482)GoogleMaps  . Charles Co.: Blossom Point , N 38.416667°, W 77.100000°, 18.X.1995, W. Steiner & W. Reynolds, 1 male ( NMHN 01566)GoogleMaps  . Missouri: Johnson Co.: Warrensburg , in house, N 38.762789°, W 93.736050°, VI.1962, W. Peck, 1 female ( CAS, CASENT 9059213)GoogleMaps  . Indiana: N 40.267194°, W 86.134902°, Marx collection, 2 females ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Massachusetts: Nantucket Co.: Polpis , N 41.298687°, W 70.013189°, 19.IX.1976, cranberry bog, J. Coddington, 1 male ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Barnstable Co.: Falmouth , N 41.553225°, W 70.608577°, 31.XII.1990, litter near pond, R. Edwards, 6 females ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Barnstable Co.: Hatchville, Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area , N 41.616282°, W 70.547317°, 15.VI.1988, R. Edwards, 1 female ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . Barnstable Co.: Quisset , N 41.661619°, W 70.325443°, 4.V.1989, salt pond, detritus, R. Edwards, 6 females ( NMHN 01561)GoogleMaps  . PERÚ: Ica: Pisco , N 13.979386°, W 76.178374°, VIII.2008, A. Aparicio, 2 females (MACN-Ar 30560)GoogleMaps  . BRAZIL: Sergipe: Campus Universitário São Cristovão , S 10.925252°, W 37.098997°, 18.IX.1982, H. Araujo, 1 male ( MCN 21071View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Paraná: Maringá: Iguatemi , S 23.371159°, W 52.065115°, 27.VII.1980, A. Geahl, 1 female ( MCN 12262View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Rio Grande do Sul: Canela , S 29.356493°, W 50.812426°, 20.III.1976, A. Lise, 1 male ( MCN 3980)GoogleMaps  . Montenegro: Centro Experimental da Ulbra (CEULBRA), S 29.795556°, W 51.387500°, 31.VIII.2008, A. Brendel, 1 female ( MCN 44904View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Triunfo , S 29.935623°, W 51.712418°, 12.IV.1981, M. Galileo, 1 male ( MCN 9702)GoogleMaps  .

MCN

McNeese State University

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Trachelidae

Genus

Meriola

Loc

Meriola decepta Banks

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J. 2021
2021
Loc

Meriola decepta

Platnick, N. I. & Ewing, C. 1995: 8
1995
Loc

Trachelas decepta

Platnick, N. I. & Shadab, M. U. 1974: 29
1974
Loc

Trachelas parvulus

Roewer, C. F. 1955: 588
1955
Loc

Trachelas deceptus floridanus

Roewer, C. F. 1955: 589
1955
Loc

Trachelas inornatus

Roewer, C. F. 1955: 589
Petrunkevitch, A. 1911: 523
1911
Loc

Trachelas deceptus

Roewer, C. F. 1955: 589
Simon, E. 1897: 180
1897