Asceua anding, Zhang, Bao-Shi, Zhang, Feng & Jia, Xiao-Mei, 2012

Zhang, Bao-Shi, Zhang, Feng & Jia, Xiao-Mei, 2012, Two new species of the ant spider genus Asceua Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Zodariidae) from China, Zootaxa 3307, pp. 62-68: 64-65

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.212786

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2C56C83B-FF84-4272-FF19-6143FDC3F878

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scientific name

Asceua anding
status

sp. nov.

Asceua anding  sp. nov.

( Figs 8–11View FIGURES 8 – 11)

Type material. Holotype Ƥ, CHINA, Hainan Province: Anding  County (19 ° 31 ʹN, 110 ° 18 ʹE), 21 Aug. 2007, F. Zhang leg.

Diagnosis. The female can be distinguished from other Asceua  species by the dorsal pattern on the opisthosoma, the details of genitalia and the very long copulatory ducts ( Figs 7–9View FIGURES 1 – 7View FIGURES 8 – 11). Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality. Description. Female (holotype). Total length 2.70: prosoma 1.31 long, 0.90 wide; opisthosoma 1.35 long, 0.95 wide.

Color. Carapace ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 11) brown; median furrow black; radial furrow dark brown. Clypeus brown. Each eye ringed with black. Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow brown, apices of endites and labium yellowish. Sternum brown, lateral margin slightly dark. Legs brown. Dorsum of opisthosoma with a pair of anterior patches, followed by three transverse median bands and pre-anal spot; venter yellowish. Spinnerets yellowish.

Prosoma ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 11). Carapace longer than wide, thorax swell, tegument smooth and shiny. Both the eye rows procurved in dorsal view. Diameters of eyes: AME 0.05, ALE 0.05, PME 0.07, PLE 0.08. Interdistances of eyes: AME –AME 0.02, AME –ALE 0.03, ALE –ALE 0.36, PME –PME 0.07, PME –PLE 0.11, PLE –PLE 0.48, ALE –PLE 0.09. MOA 0.27 long, front width 0.18, back width 0.21. Clypeal height 0.32. Fangs of chelicerae short. Labium triangular, 0.27 long, 0.23 wide. Sternum 0.59 long, 0.50 wide and furnished with sparse black setae.

Legs. Each femur with a dorsal spine. Measurements of legs: I: 3.34 (0.90, 0.27, 0.77, 0.86, 0.54), II: 2.44 (0.68, 0.27, 0.45, 0.59, 0.45), III: 2.75 (0.72, 0.27, 0.50, 0.81, 0.45), IV: 3.84 (0.95, 0.32, 0.81, 1.22, 0.54). Leg formula: 4132.

Opisthosoma ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 8 – 11). Oval, longer than wide, covered with short, black hairs, without dorsal scutum.

Female genitalia ( Figs 9–11View FIGURES 8 – 11). Copulatory openings situated in median part of epigynum; long and winding copulatory ducts visible through integument; spermathecae situated posteriorly, small, long oval and partly hidden in copulatory ducts.

Distribution. China (Hainan).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Asceua