Ozyptila sedotmikha, Levy, Gershom, 2007

Levy, Gershom, 2007, Calommata (Atypidae) and new spider species (Araneae) from Israel, Zootaxa 1551, pp. 1-30: 22-25

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Ozyptila sedotmikha

n. sp.

Ozyptila sedotmikha   n. sp.

Figs. 58–62

Holotype. adult male from Sedot Mikha (680421 / 510669), Israel, leg.Yael Mandelik, January 18, 2002, pitfall trap ( HUJ 15416 View Materials ); female paratype from same locality, March 22, 2002 ( HUJ 15418 View Materials ).

FIGURES 56–60. 56, 57. Ozyptila clavigera   (O.P.- Cambridge, 1872), Ψ 56. Epigynum   , ventral view. 57. Spermathecae, dorsal (inner) view. 58–60. Ozyptila sedotmikha   n. sp. ♂, holotype, left palpus. 58. Mesal view. 59. Ventral view. 60. Retrolateral view; t = tutaculum.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality.

Description. Male with almost black prosoma encircled by fine, white line and dorsally with median yellow brown band. Opisthosoma deep brown with short median row of light, indistinct spots. Legs dark coloured except for fine white line around articulations. Female generally beige to brown with a few dark spots; prosoma encircled by fine, white line and with partly brown sides.

Male. Measurements (holotype + 2 ɗɗ; holotype listed first): total length 2.4, 2.1–2.4; carapace length 1.2, 1.0– 1.2, width 1.1, 1.0– 1.1, index 1.09, 1.05–1.14; femur II length 0.9, 0.75–0.85, width 0.28, 0.24–0.26, length/width 3.21, 3.13–3.54.

Palpus. Cymbium with fine whitish, finger-like tutaculum (t; Figs. 59, 60). Strongly twisted tip of embolus bends medially almost reaching large, brown sclerotic median apophysis (Figs. 58–60). Tibia bears fine, slightly inclined, ventral apophysis and thick, robust retrolateral apophysis (Figs. 58–60).

Female. Measurements (3 ΨΨ): total length 3.3–3.5; carapace length 1.4, width 1.3–1.45, index 0.96– 1.07; femur II length 0.9–1.15, width 0.35–0.40, length/width 2.43–2.88.

Epigynum   . Deep black pigmented, poorly differentiated, sclerotic coils encircle small light concavity at center (Fig. 61). Spermathecal tubes with deep brown anterior diverticulum-like ramification (Fig. 62).

Diagnosis. The genitalic features of Ozyptila sedotmikha   n. sp. resemble very closely those of the European O. sanctuaria   (O.P.-Cambridge). The two, however, can be separated by subtle details of the hump on the tegular surface of the male palpus, the shape of the median apophysis, and the configuration of the epigynal plate of the female and the shape of the spermathecae. These characters also distinguish O. sedotmikha   n. sp. from all other Ozyptila   species.

FIGURES 61–64. 61, 62. Ozyptila sedotmikha   n. sp. Ψ. 61. Epigynum   , ventral view. 62. Spermathecae, dorsal (inner) view. 63, 64. Xysticus sansan   n. sp. ♂, holotype, left palpus. 63. Ventral view. 64. Retrolateral view.

Distribution. Israel: mesic Mediterranean part of the country. Records: Sedot Mikha, Nehusha. Comment. Adult males were collected in January, and females in March and May, all were captured by pitfall traps.


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