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Orchestina crypta       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 33550). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow-brown, with net-shaped pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, carapace surface covered with small platelets in SEM view, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae needle-like, present, scattered, absent from lateral side; non-marginal pars thoracica setae needle-like; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, needle-like. Eyes six, well developed, aLE-PME touching, PME largest, all eyes circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, yellow-brown, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, with tiny dark sepia spots forming radiating dark stripes departing from anterior half of sternum; setae abundant, needle-like, evenly scattered, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae needle-like, evenly scattered, with group of three strong, converging setae on distal part of each paturon; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, inner margin unmodified. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, anterior margin with short, wide extension; its anterior concave margin provided with four setae in raised sockets, lateral ones with blunt teeth (BT); with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, anterior part provided with group of four needle like setae, central area with two pairs of flattened, leave shaped setae and with a single small flattened seta in the centre. Endites serrula absent, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, medially depressed and ridged along margin; anteromedian part constricted with extremity shaped as flattened paddle-like, roughly triangular plate. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow-brown, with gray netlike pattern, with pale median chevron. Book lung covers small, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, with scaly texture. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum absent, but abdomen extending anteriad of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, covered dorsally by sclerotized, triangular carapace extension, pointing backward; meshed texture visible in SEM view;. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum absent. Postepigastric scutum absent. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, needle-like, with transverse, frontal row of short setae. Postepigastric area setae present, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus represented only by setae. Spinnerets: ALS: two-segmented, with one major ampullate gland spigot and three piriform gland spigots, the anterior one clearly separated from the posterior ones;; PMS: with one minor ampullate gland spigot;; PLS: with two aciniform gland spigots. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV thickened, much larger than femora I-III, patella plus tibia I longer than carapace, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb present, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, tibiae tibia I sinuous in lateral view, distal part dorsally provided with unique pore visible with SEM, metatarsi apical part with group of small modified setae on prolateral side of leg I and II, tarsi bearing claws with proximal tooth divided itself in three smaller teeth. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I p2-0-0; v1-0-0; r2-0-0; (leg I: proximal part ventrally with group of 5 spines. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsal proclaws and retroclaws inner face smooth. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with SEM; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; base rounded, aperture internal texture not grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges, located distally on metatarsi I, II and III and at 3/5 of length of metatarsus IV. Tarsal organ pear shaped, margin raised above surroundings; with three sensilla visible on tarsus IV;. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, short, tapered, at angle of about 130 with long axis of bulbus; provided halfway with dorsal, triangular, fin-shaped denticle; distal, slender part slightly curved, finely serrated; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, attached to tibia sub-basally; tibia slightly more than two times as wide as femur, trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae, setae densest on prolateral side, tarsal organ situated on swelling delimited by prolateral groove, eye shaped, with three sensilla, with conical bulge near retrolateral margin; bulb yellow, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, stout, piriform, as wide as tibia.
Orchestina crypta, male habitus, anterior view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33684)

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Orchestina crypta, male habitus, dorsal view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33550)

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Orchestina crypta, male habitus, ventral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33550)

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Orchestina crypta, male habitus, lateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33688)

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Orchestina crypta, male leg I, lateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33688)

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Orchestina crypta, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33684)

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Orchestina crypta, male palp, anterior view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33560)

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Orchestina crypta, male palp, prolateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33560)

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Orchestina crypta, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33560)

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Orchestina crypta, male leg I, lateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33446)

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            Female (PBI_OON 33687). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace non-marginal pars cephalica setae absent from lateral side. Clypeus sloping forward in lateral view. Eyes aLE-PME touching. Sternum with tiny dark sepia spots forming dark stripes radiating from anterior half of sternum. Labium posterior corner stongly sclerotized; subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions with pale median chevron. Pedicel covered dorsally by sclerotized, triangular carapace extension, pointing backward; meshed texture visible in SEM view;. LEGS: tibia I unmodified. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: in ventral view with tong shaped structure, slightly narrowed towards the back, provided with two short, ventral horns in frontal part; structure clearly n-shaped in lateral view showing ventral horns pointing forward.
Orchestina crypta, female habitus, dorsal view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33561)

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Orchestina crypta, female habitus, lateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33561)

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Orchestina crypta, female habitus, lateral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33587)

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Orchestina crypta, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33561)

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Orchestina crypta, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33561)

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Orchestina crypta, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by AH, specimen ID: ---33587)

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Orchestina crypta coordinates
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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00033564  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033560  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033559  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033690  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  4 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  20 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033549  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033681  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  4 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  28 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033446  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  primary forest, Canopy  28 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033688  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  19 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033693  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  21 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033647  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  5 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  23 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033562  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033563  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033550  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033682  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  12 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  24 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033691  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  4 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  26 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033687  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  04 Oct 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033679  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  01 Dec 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033288  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  15 Mixed      -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  21 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033684  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  27 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033683  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  6 Mixed  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  25 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033561  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  22 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033680  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  6 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  28 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033686  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo)    Luki Biosphere (Nature) Reserve  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -5.65000; 13.06666  Old secondary forest, Canopy  27 Sept 2007  De Bakker D., Michiels J.P.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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