Habronestes longiconductor, Baehr, 2003

Baehr, Barbara, 2003, Revision of the Australian Spider Genus Habronestes (Araneae: Zodariidae). Species of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Records of the Australian Museum 55 (3), pp. 343-376: 366-368

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.55.2003.1389

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FA87BC-5955-FF83-FC51-FA8BFB10FBA8

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Habronestes longiconductor
status

n.sp.

Habronestes longiconductor   n.sp.

Figs. 61, 94, 95, 107, 136, 137, 141

Type material. HOLOTYPE 3: NSW, Corringle SF, 33°22'12"S 147°15'0"E, 25.iii.1996, Callitris   forest F5 trap B3, 21–28 Mar 1996, D.

Smith & R   . Harris , AM KS49596. PARATYPES   : 633 20 km N of Burcher on rd to Manna Mtn , 33°22'12"S 147°15'2"E, 25.iii.1996, roadside corridor vegetation N5 Trap B 1, 21–28 Mar 1996, D.Smith & R GoogleMaps   . Harris , AM KS49550   ; 1833 Gubatta , 33°32'0"S 146°31'28"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50823 View Materials ; 1♀ GoogleMaps   , 533 as previous, QM S50834 View Materials   ; 13 Gubatta , 33°38'10"S 146°33'8"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50876 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 9 33 Gubatta , 33°32'3"S 146°31'56"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50930 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 12 33 as previous, QM S50943 View Materials ; 1♀   , 2233 Gubatta , 33°34'33"S 146°34'36"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50937 View Materials ; 2 ♀♀ GoogleMaps   , 3733 as previous, QM S51016 View Materials   ; 433 Gubatta , 33°38'7"S 146°33'12"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50953 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 2 33 as previous, QM S52134 View Materials   ; 833 Pulletop , 34°0'6"S 146°5'10"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S50993 View Materials ; 1 ♀ GoogleMaps   , 1533 as previous, QM S51517 View Materials ; 1♀   , 1233 Pulletop , 34°0'59"S 146°4'15"E, 24– 28.ii.1999, DD, QM S51521 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1933 as previous, QM S51573 View Materials   ; 233 Pulletop , 33°58'55"S 146°4'46"E, 24–28.ii.1999, DD, QM S51588 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 8 33 as previous, QM S51605 View Materials   ; 13 Round Hill , near Euabalong, 32°58'S 146°9'E, 4.v.1972, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray , AM KS50263   ; 13 iii.1968, in Mallee leaf litter, AM KS15701   ; 13 Taleeban Woodland , 33°56'29"S 146°25'8"E, 23–27.ii.1999, DD, QM S39854 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 13 as previous, QM S50914 View Materials ; 1♀   , 1233 Taleeban Woodland , 33°55'33"S 146°28'23"E, 23–27.ii.1999, DD, QM S50830 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 7 33 as previous, QM S51597 View Materials   ; 13 Taleeban Woodland , 33°57'42"S 146°26'52"E, 23– 27.ii.1999, DD, QM S50843 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 233 as previous, QM S50867 View Materials   ; 233 Taleeban Woodland , 33°55'16"S 146°27'19"E, 23–27.ii.1999, DD, QM S50846 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 18 33 as previous, QM S51627 View Materials   .

Diagnosis. Eyes in 2 rows, both rows procurved, AME smallest, other eyes subequal.Abdomen with 2 pairs of large white patches and 3 patches in front of spinnerets. Palpal cymbium large and extremely bent, RCF reaches over tip; similar to H. giganteus   but differs by shape of LTA and extremely long DTA. Epigyne with small, paired, half moon shaped openings and a medial lanceolate hook.

Description. Male (holotype). Total length 5.16; carapace 2.80 long, 2.16 wide; 1.16 high; cl/cw 1.30; sternum 1.36 long, 1.16 wide; sl/sw 1.17. Abdomen 2.36 long, 1.72 wide. Colour. Carapace sepia brown, iridescent; sternum yellow brown; chelicerae medium brown; maxillae and labium pale brown, distally white. Abdomen sepia brown with 2 large pairs of white patches and 3 patches in front of spinnerets; laterally with 2 long white patches equal in length; ventrally pink brown. Legs yellow brown; clearly annulated; legs I– IV with white coxa, prolateral suture sepia brown, sepia brown trochanter, proximal margin of femora sepia brown, proximal ½ white and distal ½ sepia brown, u-shaped pattern, sepia-brown lateral stripes on patella, tibiae and metatarsi. Eyes. In 2 rows each with 4 eyes, both rows procurved. AME smallest, other eyes equal. Eye group width 0.53 of headwidth; AME 0.12; ALE 0.14; PME 0.16; PLE 0.16; AME–AME 0.04; AME–ALE 0.04; ALE–PLE 0.04; PME–PME 0.06; PME–PLE 0.06. MOQ.AME–PME 0.38; AME–AME 0.28; PME–PME 0.38. Clypeus & chilum. Clypeus 0.6 high; chilum divided. Legs. Length formula 4123; femora I, II with 1 row, III, IV with 2 rows of long, thin setae ventrally. Male palp ( Figs. 94, 95, 107). RCF deep, reaches over tip of cymbium; from lateral view cymbium extremely bent, with weak dorsal scopula and a few strong spines apically. LTA with a long vertical stalk and irregular horizontal plate; DTA a flattened stalk; VTA long, with sharp tip. Tibiae short with 2 long prolateral setae; DTiA as long as ventrolateral one, hooked; VTiA ( Fig. 95).

Female (paratype QM S51517 View Materials ). Total length 6.16; carapace 3 long, 2.04 wide; 1.12 high; cl/cw 1.47; sternum 1.48 long, 1.28 wide; sl/sw 1.16. Abdomen 3.16 long, 2.16 wide. Colour. Same as male. Eyes. Eye group width 0.5 of headwidth; AME 0.12; ALE 0.16; PME 0.16; PLE 0.16; AME–AME 0.06; AME–ALE 0.04; ALE–PLE 0.04; PME– PME 0.06; PME–PLE 0.06. MOQ: AME–PME 0.40; AME– AME 0.30; PME–PME 0.38. Clypeus 0.6 high. Legs. Same as male. Epigyne ( Figs. 139, 140). With small, paired, halfmoon-shaped openings and a medial, lanceolate hook. Vulva with long, spiralled copulatory ducts ending in small almost touching spermathecae.

Distribution. New South Wales ( Fig. 141).

Etymology. Species name is chosen because of the extremely long DTA which functions as a conductor.

pictus (Koch)   ; (94, 95) Habronestes longiconductor   n.sp.; (96, 97) Habronestes giganteus   n.sp. Scales 0.5 mm.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

AM

Australian Museum

DD

Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

QM

Queensland Museum