Micropholcus evaluna (Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005)

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo, 2020, On Venezuelan pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 718, pp. 1-317 : 199-200

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.718.1101

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F9E9A91E-488C-4DB1-9361-E788E9AC5BC1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4343795

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887AD-FF16-7AC6-FE1D-FA26FEBAFCA7

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Micropholcus evaluna (Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005)
status

 

Micropholcus evaluna (Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005)

Figs 708–716 View Figs 708–714 View Figs 715–716 , 1056

Leptopholcus evaluna Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005: 103 , figs 6–7, 12–13, 24–28.

Micropholcus evaluna – Huber et al. 2014b: 435.

Notes

The newly collected specimens below slightly deviate from the types and are thus assigned tentatively to this species. In particular, the main sclerotized processes of the genital bulb (uncus and appendix) have a slightly different shape, and the slender transparent process is slightly shorter (compare Figs 715 and 716 View Figs 715–716 ). The pore plates in the female internal genitalia are round rather than oval ( Fig. 714 View Figs 708–714 ) and the large lateral elements in the female internal genitalia seem to be slightly different in shape (however, this may partly be an artifact of preparation). Most newly collected males with complex dark mark in posterior half of carapace ( Figs 708–709 View Figs 708–714 ), but this character is variable. Females with less ‘complete’ mark on carapace ( Fig. 710 View Figs 708–714 ). Tibia 1 in nine newly collected males: 4.8–6.3 (mean 5.8); in six newly collected females: 4.6–5.3 (mean 4.8).

New record

VENEZUELA – Miranda • 9 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, ZFMK (Ar 22054), and 2 ♀♀, 8 juvs in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven20-178), El Ávila National Park , near La Julia, ‘site 1’ (10.5012° N, 66.8111° W), 960 m a.s.l., bamboo litter and decaying trunks, 22–23 Feb. 2020 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.) GoogleMaps .

Distribution

Known from two localities in the Venezuelan states Sucre and Miranda (Fig. 1056). Specimens from Miranda are assigned tentatively (see Notes above).

Natural history

Most new specimens were collected in a very limited, strongly disturbed, and arid area near the entrance to El Ávila National Park. At two superficially similar neighboring localities no or very few specimens were found. The spiders were resting either in dead bamboo culm sheaths on the ground or in rotten bamboo trunks. A single bamboo trunk sometimes contained several adult specimens. A single juvenile specimen ( Fig. 711 View Figs 708–714 ) was found on a live leaf in a neighboring site, close to a small stream.

ZFMK

Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Micropholcus

Loc

Micropholcus evaluna (Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005)

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo 2020
2020
Loc

Micropholcus evaluna

Huber B. A. & Carvalho L. S. & Benjamin S. P. 2014: 435
2014
Loc

Leptopholcus evaluna Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005: 103

Leptopholcus evaluna Huber, Pérez González & Baptista, 2005: 103