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Opopaea bushblitz       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 19774). Total length 1.18. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat 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 smooth, sides striated, 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; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, reduced, tiny, aLE:0.052; PME:0.053; PLE:0.046, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. 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 light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites 1 1/2 as long as wide. 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 large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, 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 weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, 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, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: pale orange, 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. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. 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 pale orange; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, bulb ventrally strongly bulged, tip short spatulate, medially stiated, fentesta wide; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially, femur attachment medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.220 long, 0.117 wide, connection to femur at 0.040.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

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Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

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Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmppald23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmppalp23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmppalr23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmphabv23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmphabl23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmpstev23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

opopabushbmpabdv23527BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23527)

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Opopaea bushblitz, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

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Opopaea bushblitz, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpabdv19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpcara19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpcard19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpcarl19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpcarp19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmphabd19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmphabl19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmphabv19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmppald19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmppalp19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmppalr19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19774)

opopabushbmpstev19774BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmsabdv19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmsembd19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmsembp19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmslabv19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmspald19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmspalp19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male serrula, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

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Opopaea bushblitz, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmsstev19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19766)

opopabushbmstopd19766BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmsabdv23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmsembd23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male fang, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmsfanv23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmslabv23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmspald23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmspalp23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmsspov23529BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23529)

opopabushbmsstev23529BB.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 19769). Total length 1.47. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE:0.056; PME:0.052; PLE:0.045. Sternum furrow smooth, microsculpture absent. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites 1 1/2 as long as wide. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

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Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpcard23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfphabl23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpcarl23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfphabv23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpcara23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpstev23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpepiv23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23528)

opopabushbfpabda23528BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpabda19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpabdv19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpcara19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpcard19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpcarl19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpcarp19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpepiv19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfphabd19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfphabl19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfphabv19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19769)

opopabushbfpstev19769BB.tif

Opopaea bushblitz, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19776)

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DISTRIBUTION

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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 00020168  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bank of Merri Merri Creek, 2.5km N of Quambone  1 Adult Male      -30.90633; 147.85933    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00019785  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, SW corner of Reserve, 60m E of road  1 Adult Female      -30.45750; 150.85766    18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019766  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Severn SF, Atholwood Loop Rd  1 Adult Male      -29.07133; 151.00883    22 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019771  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, 700m W of Reserve entrance  1 Adult Female      -30.45633; 150.88533    18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019767  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Kwiambal NP, E side of park, 150m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.17433; 151.00300    22 Nov 2001  H. Dohert, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00023528  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Koorawatha Nature Reserve  1 Adult Female  Allotype  437  -34.03194; 148.59972  eucalypt forest, litter  15 Nov 2010  B. Baehr  AM 
PBI_OON 00020166  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bank of Merri Merri Creek, 2.5km N of Quambone  1 Adult Male      -30.90633; 147.85933  eucalypt forest, litter  24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00020161  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 1.7km N of junction with Gwydir Hwy  1 Adult Male      -29.89233; 148.15933  eucalypt forest, litter  13 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019776  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Male      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019772  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Male      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019775  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Kwiambal NP, E side of park, 150m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.17433; 151.00300  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Dohert, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00023527  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Koorawatha Nature Reserve  1 Adult Male  Holotype  437  -34.03194; 148.59972  eucalypt forest, litter  15 Nov 2010  B. Baehr  AM 
PBI_OON 00020169  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gwydir Highway, 33.4km NE of Walgett, opposite Calgary turnoff  1 Adult Male      -29.68483; 148.35833  eucalypt forest, litter  21 Nov 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019776  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019770  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Crown Res., 8.9km along Bukkulla-Ashford Rd  2 Adult Male      -29.42650; 151.06966  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliot  AM 
PBI_OON 00019773  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019127  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Severn SF, Atholwood Loop Rd  1 Adult Female      -29.07133; 151.00883  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00020164  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Carinda-Walgett Rd at turnoff to 'Allawa' Stn  1 Adult Male      -30.12350; 147.93983  eucalypt forest, litter  25 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00019785  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, SW corner of Reserve, 60m E of road  1 Adult Male      -30.45750; 150.85766  eucalypt forest, litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019774  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Severn SF, Atholwood Loop Rd  1 Adult Male      -29.11733; 151.13366  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019765  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  Michael G. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019769  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    ca. 40km along Bruxner Hwy from Bonshaw to Tenterfield; 150 m S of road  1 Adult Female      -29.00716; 151.50416  eucalypt forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00023529  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Koorawatha Nature Reserve  1 Adult Male  Paratype  437  -34.03194; 148.59972  eucalypt forest, litter  15 Nov 2010  B. Baehr  AM 


 
 
 
 
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