Coenoptychus mutillicus ( Haddad, 2004 ), Paul & Sankaran & Sebastian & Joseph, 2018

Paul, Jimmy, Sankaran, Pradeep M., Sebastian, Pothalil A. & Joseph, Mathew M., 2018, A review of the wasp mimicking spider genus Coenoptychus Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae), Zootaxa 4413 (1), pp. 163-172: 170

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4413.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EED9AB62-B396-41F6-B294-AE965BA055B0

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B087C4-FF8D-5513-96A4-47CCFC44F8BD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Coenoptychus mutillicus ( Haddad, 2004 )
status

comb. nov.

Coenoptychus mutillicus ( Haddad, 2004)   comb. nov.

Graptartia mutillica Haddad, 2004: 76   , figs 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 24‒28 (Holotype ♀: SOUTH AFRICA: Deelhoek farm, Bloemfontein district, 28°54'S, 26°07'E, 1250 m, leg. C.R. Haddad, under old oil drum, 12.I.2001, NMBA 9451 View Materials —not examined). GoogleMaps  

Justification for transfer. Judging from the original description and illustrations of G. mutillica ( Haddad, 2004)   , this species would be better placed in Coenoptychus   than in Graptartia   : male smaller and less robust than female, recurved PER, abdomen and legs with feathery setae, promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, round spermathecae II and reniform spermathecae I, lack of palpal RTA, and spiralled embolus with 2.5 turns ( Haddad 2004: figs 2, 8, 11, 13, 24‒28). All these indicate that this species is misplaced in Graptartia   and its transfer to Coenoptychus   is hereby proposed.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania ( Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Coenoptychus

Loc

Coenoptychus mutillicus ( Haddad, 2004 )

Paul, Jimmy, Sankaran, Pradeep M., Sebastian, Pothalil A. & Joseph, Mathew M. 2018
2018
Loc

Graptartia mutillica

Haddad, 2004 : 76