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Silhouettella curieusei Benoit, 1979       Get publication


Silhouettella curieusei Benoit, 1979a: 202, f. 5D-H (Dmf).
Silhouettella curieusei Saaristo, 2001a: 319, f. 26A-C, 27-31 (mf).

            Male (PBI_OON_0036133). Total length 1.2. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any 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 with pair of 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, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Eyes six, well developed, ALE, PME subequal, larger than PLE, all eyes oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface rugose, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with pair of deep lateral pouches, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, inner margin unmodified. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization. Endites distally excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers small, very narrow, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. LEGS: yellow, femora and basal half of tibiae darkened; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; tibia: I three; metatarsus: I one. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus light; 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; cymbium yellow, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, without stout setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, spherical.
Silhouettella curieusei, male bulb, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male abdomen, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male abdomen, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male abdomen, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male habitus, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male habitus, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male habitus, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male abdomen, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male claws, leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male claws, leg II, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male embolarium, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male embolus, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male embolus, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male embolus, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male palp, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male pedicel, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male coxa III, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male metatarsus IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male setae, abdominal dorsum, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male tibia I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male tibia IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male trichobothrium, tibia I, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male trichobothrium, tibia IV, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, male setae, abdominal dorsum, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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            Female (PBI_OON_0036133). Total length 1.3. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Sternum anterior margin unmodified. Endites distally not excavated. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified. ABDOMEN: Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail.
Silhouettella curieusei, female abdomen, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female abdomen, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female abdomen, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female abdomen, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female habitus, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female habitus, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female habitus, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female leg I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female leg IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female leg IV, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female pedicel, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female pedicel, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female chelicerae, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female endites, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female endites, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---36153)

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Silhouettella curieusei, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03395)

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DISTRIBUTION

SEYCHELLES
Silhouettella curieusei 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 00006264  SEYCHELLES  Mahe    Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons  1 Adult Female  Paratype  500  ;     03 Jul 1972  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons  15 Adult sex unknown  none  500  -4.48333; 55.23333    03 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons  1 Adult Male  none  500  -4.48333; 55.23333    03 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  1 Adult Male  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    10 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      La Digue, Mt. La Digue  2 Adult Female    300  -4.35000; 55.83333    28 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  1 Adult Female  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    17 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  1 Adult Male  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    17 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Silhouette, Mt. Dauban, east slope  6 Adult sex unknown  none  600  -4.48333; 55.23333    05 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  1 Adult Male  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    17 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  2 Adult Male  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    10 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Curieuse Centre  1 Adult Male  none    -4.28400; 54.72600    27 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons  1 Adult Male  none  500  -4.48333; 55.23333    03 Jul 1972  P. Benoit, J.Van Mol  MRAC 
  SEYCHELLES      Big Sister  1 Adult Female  none    -4.28333; 55.86666    10 Sept 1975  M. Mühlenberg  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00036153  SEYCHELLES  Silhouette    Mare aux Cochons sur pandanus seychellarum  16 Mixed  Paratype  500  ;     03 Jul 1973  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00006264  SEYCHELLES  Silhouette    Mare aux Cochons sur pandanus seychellarum  2 Mixed  Syntype  500  ;     03 Jul 1973  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00036152  SEYCHELLES  Silhouette    Digue. Mt. Digue  2 Adult Female  Paratype  300  ;     28 Jul 1972  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00036172  SEYCHELLES  Silhouette    Mt. Dauban yersant Est  2 Mixed  Paratype  600  ;     05 Jul 1972  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00036150  SEYCHELLES  Silhouette    Mare aux Cochons sur pandanus seychellarum  1 Adult Male  Paratype  500  ;     03 Jul 1973  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00006264  SEYCHELLES  unknown  unknown  Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons  1 Adult Male  Holotype  500  ;     03 Jul 1972  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00036151  SEYCHELLES  unknown  unknown  Curieuse Centre  1 Adult Male  Paratype    ;     27 Jul 1972  Benoit, P. L. G. & Van Mol, J. J.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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