Misgolas kirstiae Wishart, 1992

Wishart, Graham, 2011, Trapdoor Spiders of the Genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 33-51: 36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/823987EB-1657-0C0E-6194-F9409D8DFEE8

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Felipe

scientific name

Misgolas kirstiae Wishart, 1992
status

 

Misgolas kirstiae Wishart, 1992  

Figs 2A–F View Fig , 14C View Fig

Misgolas kirstiae Wishart, 1992: 269–271   .

Type material examined. NEW SOUTH WALES: holotype ♂, AMS KS22355, “Scalloway”, Willow Vale, nr Gerringong , NSW (34°44'11"S 150°47'23"E), 6 Nov. 1985, GW. Allotype ♀, AMS KS22356, 5 Oct.1988, locality as for KS22355, maintained alive until 23 Jan. 1989, then preserved with 55 spiderlings. GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. In male & female: small sized brown spiders; reflective hairs and many small black setae on carapace, retrodorsal surface of metatarsi IV with spines ( Fig. 2F View Fig ). Venter pallid with dark brown pattern most concentrated along median band ( Fig. 2D,E View Fig ). In female: carapace length c. 5.5–7.5. In male: carapace length c. 5.1–6.4. Embolus of bulb slender, sinuous, apophysis absent; retrolateral flange with one prominent fold ( Fig. 2B,C View Fig ). Conformation of palp as figured ( Fig. 2A View Fig ), distal tibial apophysis absent.

Distribution and natural history. Known only from type locality ( Fig. 14C View Fig ); burrow in the wild not known. Spiders found in excavated soil sometimes encased in soft fragile silken sock about 3 cm long, impregnated with soil; in captivity burrow entrance is sealed by halfmoon-shaped flap ( Wishart, 1992). Mature males wander from September to November each year ( Wishart, 1993).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Idiopidae

Genus

Misgolas

Loc

Misgolas kirstiae Wishart, 1992

Wishart, Graham 2011
2011
Loc

Misgolas kirstiae

Wishart, G 1992: 271
1992