Euophrys limpopo,

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: 23

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3789.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E59786FC-F821-4B2F-86AB-6C245E68ABE1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4914197

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FF89-FFED-FF12-FDF3C217FB6C

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Euophrys limpopo
status

sp. nov.

Euophrys limpopo  sp. nov.

Figs 71–73View FIGURES 71–73

Holotype: male, SOUTH AFRICA, Limpopo Province, Magoebaskloof pass, 23°52'S: 30°00'E, 1190 m a.s.l., afromontane forest, sifting leaf litter, 6 November 2012, leg. J.A. Neethling ( NCA 2012 /5700).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. The male of this species has palpal organ slightly similar to that in E. gracilis  described above, but differs in having a shorter bulb and shorter and finer embolus.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition, referring to the terra typica, Limpopo Province in South Africa.

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

Male. General appearance as in Fig. 71View FIGURES 71–73, carapace black, eye field with metallic shine, some colourless hairs on carapace. Clypeus clothed in white hairs. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth and single retromarginal tooth. Sternum and mouth parts blackish. Abdomen oval, blackish with two thin median yellowish stripes on anterior half and chevrons in posterior part. Sides and venter dark with yellowish marks. Spinnerets grey. Lateral surfaces of legs grey, whitish dorsally, only tarsi white, leg hairs black. Long dense black hairs on tibia I ventrally. Pedipalps whitish tinged with grey. Palpal tibia with toothlike protuberance ventrally, embolus fine, forming a loop on tip of bulb ( Figs 72, 73View FIGURES 71–73).

Female unknown.

Distribution. The type locality only.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Euophrys