Euophrys recta, Wesołowska & Azarkina & Russell-Smith, 2014

Wesołowska, Wanda, Azarkina, Galina N. & Russell-Smith, Anthony, 2014, Euophryine jumping spiders of the Afrotropical Region-new taxa and a checklist (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae), Zootaxa 3789 (1), pp. 1-72 : 29

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Euophrys recta

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Euophrys recta sp. nov.

Figs 96–99 View FIGURES 96–99

Holotype: male, SOUTH AFRICA, Western Province , Suurbraak, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, 33°59'S: 20°49'E, afromontane forest, leaf litter, 13 December 2012, leg. J.A. Neethling ( NCA 2013 /671). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. The male pedipalp of this species is similar to that in E. maseruensis from Lesotho, described above, but differs in having a clearly broader tibial apophysis and smaller embolar disc.

Etymology. The specific name is Latin for regular and refers to the resemblance of the species in the colouration and structure of pedipalp to typical membres of the genus Euophrys .

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 1.4, width 1.1, height 0.6. Abdomen: length 1.5, width 1.0. Eye field: length 0.7, anterior width 1.1, posterior width 1.0.

Male. General appearance as in Fig. 96 View FIGURES 96–99 . Carapace low, thoracic part dark brown, slightly lighter at fovea, eye field blackish. Anterior median eyes with white hairs from below, faint translucent hairs on carapace. Clypeus low, dark. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth and single retromarginal tooth, mouth parts dark brown, sternum black. Abdomen oval, generally black, with pattern typical for the majority of Euophrys spp. , composed of mosaic of very dense small patches, two lines formed by orange marks medially. Sides dark with cream broken line, venter blackish. Thin hairs on abdominal dorsum. Spinnerets dark. Legs blackish with orange tarsi, large orange spots on trochanters. Leg hairs and spines dark. Pedipalps as in Figs 97, 98 View FIGURES 96–99 , tibial apophysis long and wide, bulb with posterior lobe, embolus basally coiled, diameter of embolic disc small ( Fig. 99 View FIGURES 96–99 ).

Female unknown.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.