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Opopaea andringitra       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 34314). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with angular 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 striated, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, straight in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae absent. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, 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, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, 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; setae abundant, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions orange-brown, without color pattern. Book lung covers small, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, complete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus absent. LEGS: orange-brown, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, circular, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, plumose setae absent; bulb orange-brown.
Opopaea andringitra, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male carapace, anterior view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male carapace, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male carapace, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male carapace, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male habitus, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

OPOPAandrimphabv34314DA.tif

Opopaea andringitra, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male palp, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

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Opopaea andringitra, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

OPOPAandrimppalr34314DA.tif

Opopaea andringitra, male pedicel, anterior view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34314)

OPOPAandrimppeda34314DA.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
Opopaea andringitra 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 00003072  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003121  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female    1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003072  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003076  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female    1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00034314  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  2 Mixed  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003135  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003134  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 8.5 km SE Antanitotsy  1 Adult Female    1990  -22.16667; 46.96667  rainforest  06 Mar 1997  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003108  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003081  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ambalavao  MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa province: Réserve Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavao  1 Adult Female    1975  -22.20000; 46.96667  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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