Clubiona genevensis L. Koch, 1866

Bosmans, Robert, Henrard, Arnaud, Benhalima, Souâd & Kherbouche-Abrous, Ourida, 2017, The genus Clubiona Latreille, 1904 (Araneae: Clubionidae) in the Maghreb, with notes on the genevensis group and new records from the Mediterranean Region, Zootaxa 4353 (1), pp. 1-28: 8-10

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Clubiona genevensis L. Koch, 1866
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Clubiona genevensis L. Koch, 1866  

( Figs 20–25 View FIGURES 20–25 , 26–33 View FIGURES 26–33 , 56–59 View FIGURES 52–67 , 71–73 View FIGURES68–79 )

Clubiona genevensis L. Koch, 1866: 294   (deposition unknown; type locality unknown, but according to the species name, probably Geneva in Switzerland); Simon, 1932: 925, 930, 968, figs 1411, 1420 (♂♀); Wiehle, 1965: 478, f. 33-37 (♂♀); Helsdingen, 1979: 299, f. 4, 6-7 (♂♀); Mikhailov & Fet, 1986: 171.

Clubiona stigmatica Simon, 1878: 236   (♂♀); Simon 1932: 968 (Syn.).

Clubiona decora   ; Bertkau 1890: 7; Bertkau 1893: 925; Kulczyński 1899; Lessert 1904: 388; Strand 1915: 159; Bacelar 1928: 179; Tyschenko 1971: 130, f. 310, 327 (♂ ♀) (all misidentifications).

Note. The name C. genevensis   was first used by L. Koch in 1866, but only in an identification table, the most related species being C. comta   . No further description was given, in contrast to many other Clubiona   species described in the same paper and no figures were presented. As this description was unknown to Simon (1878) he named the same species Clubiona stigmatica   . This species was later synonymised with C. genevensis   by Simon (1932) and only since then the status of the species was cleared. A further confusion with C. decora   is still continuing in recent catalogues (see under C. decora   ).

Diagnosis. Clubiona genevensis   and C. vegeta   are sister species which are difficult to separate by the genital organs, especially the females. Males differ by the dark, strongly protruding chelicerae in C. vegeta   ( Figs 43, 44 View FIGURES 42–44 ), which are normally developed in C. genevensis   ( Figs 20, 22, 23 View FIGURES 20–25 ). Females of C. genevensis   are separated by the copulatory openings being usually narrower, longer than wide ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 26–33 ) and the vulva with narrower copulatory ducts ( Figs 30, 32 View FIGURES 26–33 ). In C. vegeta   the epigyne has a wider atrium ( Figs 47–51 View FIGURES 45–51 ). However, this character appears to be variable (see Figs 26–28 View FIGURES 26–33 ) and thus not always reliable.

Description. Last described by Almquist (2006). Another relevant description is Helsdingen (1979).

New records. SPAIN: Rioja: Najera   , 1 ♀, litter in Pinus   forest, 7. IV.1992, R. Bosmans leg. (CRB). ITALY: Sardinia: Olbia-Tempio: Monte Limbara, 2 ♀♀, under stones in clearing in Pinus   forest, 11.IV.2014, R. Bosmans leg. (CRB). GREECE: Epiro, Ioannina: Aoos National park, Aoos Gorge, 420m, 1 ♀, beating bushes in deciduous forest, 26.IV.2001; idem, 1 ♂, pitfalls at same site, 24.IV-13.VII.2001; Konitsa N., Macrovouni, 1030m, 1 ♀, pitfalls in phrygana, 28.IV-25.VII.2001, all B. Vandenberghe leg. (CRB).

Other material examined. FRANCE: Loire: Malleval, Les Bruyères, 300m, 1 ♂, in litter at base of brooms, 09.III.2014, P. Dubois leg. Vendée: Olonne, rue des Granges, wooded dunes, 1♀, 26.V.2012, P. Oger leg. (CPO). Distribution. South, Central and North Europe, Caucasus, Siberia, West and Central Asia ( Helsdingen 2017; World Spider Catalog 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Clubionidae

Genus

Clubiona

Loc

Clubiona genevensis L. Koch, 1866

Bosmans, Robert, Henrard, Arnaud, Benhalima, Souâd & Kherbouche-Abrous, Ourida 2017
2017
Loc

Clubiona decora

Tyschenko 1971: 130
Bacelar 1928: 179
Strand 1915: 159
Lessert 1904: 388
Bertkau 1893: 925
Bertkau 1890: 7
1890
Loc

Clubiona stigmatica

Simon 1932: 968
Simon 1878: 236
1878
Loc

Clubiona genevensis

Mikhailov 1986: 171
Helsdingen 1979: 299
Wiehle 1965: 478
Simon 1932: 925
Koch 1866: 294
1866