Nopsma leticia, Sánchez-Ruiz & Martínez & Bonaldo, 2021

Sanchez-Ruiz, Alexander, Martinez, Leonel & Bonaldo, Alexandre B., 2021, Three new species of the spider genus Nopsma (Araneae, Caponiidae, Nopinae) from Colombia, Zoosystematics and Evolution 97 (2), pp. 383-392: 383

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Nopsma leticia

sp. nov.

Nopsma leticia   sp. nov.

Figures 2A-D View Figure 2 , 5E, F View Figure 5 , 6E, F View Figure 6 , 8 View Figure 8

Type material.

Holotype ♂, COLOMBIA: Amazonas department, Leticia, Comunidad Indígena Monifue Amena, km 9,8 Vía Leticia-Tarapacá; 4°8'30"S, 69°55'23.72"W; 70 m; 12 Oct. 2003; Ospina leg; MPUJ-ENT 70460. Paratypes: 2 ♂; same collection data as for holotype; 13 Oct. 2003; MPUJ-ENT 70411.

Additional material examined.

COLOMBIA • 1 ♂; Amazonas department, Leticia, Reserva Forestal del Río Calderón, Estacion Biologica El Zafire ; 4°00'21"S, 69°53'55"W; 150 m; 2-13 Dec. 2007; L. Franco & S. Flórez leg; IAvH-I 3784 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; same data as for preceding; IAvH-I 3785 GoogleMaps   .


Males of Nopsma leticia   sp. nov. resemble those of Nopsma florencia   by having a similarly shaped membranous keel on embolus tip (Fig. 6A, B, E, F View Figure 6 ), but can be distinguished by having a larger tegulum, one-third of the cymbium length (Fig. 2C, D View Figure 2 ), and by the thicker embolus and membranous keel (Fig. 6E, F View Figure 6 ).


Male (holotype): Total length 3.92. Carapace 1.67 long, 1.42 wide. Sternum 1.02 long, 0.92 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.37; II: 4.54; III: 4.31; IV: 5.52. Carapace orange-brown with remarkable dorsal pattern of dark brown stains (Fig. 2A View Figure 2 ). Chelicerae, palps, sternum, endites, labium and legs orangish brown (Fig. 2B View Figure 2 ). Abdomen dorsally gray with tenuous light stripes (Fig. 2A View Figure 2 ), ventrally yellowish (Fig. 2B View Figure 2 ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets pale yellowish. Palp with rounded tegulum and a posteriorly directed embolus (Fig. 2C, D View Figure 2 ), with a long membranous keel, reaching more than one-third of the embolus tip (Fig. 6F View Figure 6 ). Female: unknown.


The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.


Males (n=5): total length: 2.68-3.99; carapace length: 1.54-1.71.


Known from two localities in Amazonas department (Fig. 8 View Figure 8 ).

Preservation status.

Preserved in 70% ethanol. Male holotype in good condition, left palp dissected in a separate microvial.