Euophrys quadrispinosa Lawrence, 1938, Lawrence, 1938

Azarkina, Galina N. & Foord, Stefan H., 2013, Redescriptions of poorly known species of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from South Africa and Namibia, Zootaxa 3686 (2), pp. 165-182: 172-173

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3686.2.3

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Euophrys quadrispinosa Lawrence, 1938
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Euophrys quadrispinosa Lawrence, 1938  

Figs 36–42 View FIGURE 36 View FIGURES 37 – 39 View FIGURES 40 – 42

Euophrys quadrispinosa Lawrence 1938: 523   , fig. 40 (Ƥ, examined).

Type material: Holotype Ƥ ( NMSA, #NM 1417) Umhlali, Sheffield Beach, January 1937, R.F. Lawrence [= Republic of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Umhlali, Sheffield Beach, 29 ° 29 'S, 31 ° 16 'E, 0 1.1937 (R.F. Lawrence)].

Diagnosis. This species resembles Pochyta spinosa Simon, 1901   in the presence of two small “pockets” on the distal part of the epigyne, but differs in the shape of epigyne and vulva with a copulatory opening situated medially on the epigyne ( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 37 – 39 ) and with elongate insemination ducts ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 37 – 39 ).

Description. Female (holotype): Carapace: 3.27 long, 2.59 wide, 1.44 high. Abdomen: 3.88 long, 2.34 wide. Eye field: 1.65 long, anterior 2.26 wide, posterior 2.05 wide. Cheliceral length 1.08. Clypeal height 0.14. Diameter of AME 0.68. Length of leg segments: I 1.65 + 1.11 + 1.26 + 0.97 + 0.68; II 1.76 + 0.97 + 1.15 + 0.90 + 0.54; III 1.80 + 0.93 + 1.22 + 1.36 + 0.72; IV 2.12 + 0.93 + 1.58 + 1.72 + 0.90. Leg spination: I: Fm d 1 - 1-4; Tb v 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 ap; Mt v 2 - 2. II: Fm d 1-2 - 5; Tb pr 1 - 1, v 2 - 1 -2- 2 ap; Mt v 2 - 2. III: Fm d 1-2 - 5; Pt pr and rt 1; Tb d 1 -0-0, pr and rt 1 - 1 - 1, v 2 - 0-2 ap; Mt pr 1 - 0-2 ap, rt 1 - 1-2 ap, v 0-2 - 2 ap. IV: Fm d 1 - 1-5; Pt pr and rt 1; Tb d 1 -0-0, pr and rt 1 - 1 - 1, v 0-2 - 0-2 ap; Mt pr and rt 1 - 1-2 ap; v 0-2 - 2 ap. Carapace brown, covered with white hairs, black rings around eyes (except PME) ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 40 – 42 ). Clypeus low. Clypeus, cheeks and chelicerae brownish yellow ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 40 – 42 ). Sternum greyish yellow. Abdomen yellow, ventrally with spotty brownish grey pattern. Book-lungs grey yellow. Spinnerets yellowish grey. All legs yellow with brown patches and semi-rings. Femora and patellae of palps yellow, tibiae and tarsi are brown. Structure of epigyne and spermathecae as in Figs 37–38 View FIGURES 37 – 39 .

Male unknown.

Distribution. Known only from Republic of South Africa.

Comments. This species belongs to an undescribed genus (Wesołowska, personal communication).

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Euophrys

Loc

Euophrys quadrispinosa Lawrence, 1938

Azarkina, Galina N. & Foord, Stefan H. 2013
2013
Loc

Euophrys quadrispinosa

Lawrence 1938: 523
1938