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Opopaea milledgei       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 20478). Total length 1.29. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly 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 smooth, 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 in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE: 0.055; PME: 0.063; PLE: 0.053, PME largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved 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, pale orange, uniform, 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, with posterior hump, posterior hump represented by some folds.; setae sparse, dark, 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 dark, 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 twice 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 small, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, 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, paired curved scutal ridges strongly reduced. 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 punctate, sides punctate, 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, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete 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 stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia I Emeritís glands absent, 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. Tarsal organ with 2 sensilla visible, tarsus I-II with 3 sensilla, tarsi III-IV and cymbium with 2 sensilla. 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; 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, 0.254 long, 0.149 wide, connection to femur at 0.052.; 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 ventrally slightly bulged, with long, thin medially bent palpal tip; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Opopaea milledgei, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male sternum, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male tarsus I, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male tarsus II, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male tarsus III, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male tarsus IV, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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Opopaea milledgei, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20478)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23604). Total length 1.42. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE: 0.064; PME: 0.055; PLE: 0.054. Sternum sternum flat. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long as wide.. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel paired curved scutal ridges strongly reduced. 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 milledgei, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

opopamillefphabv23604BB.tif

Opopaea milledgei, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

opopamillefpabda23604BB.tif

Opopaea milledgei, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23604)

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Opopaea milledgei, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19364)

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Opopaea milledgei 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 00020470  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019450  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019380  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  6 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019476  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Myrtle State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.19200; 153.01833  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019373  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  3 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019371  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  2 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023604  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020486  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  3 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019394  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Mororo State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.31766; 153.23800  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019461  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  2 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019379  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Mororo State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.31766; 153.23800  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019367  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.13833; 153.19000  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019364  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  3 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019358  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  2 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019128  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Severn SF, Atholwood Loop Rd  1 Adult Female      -29.07133; 151.00883  forest, litter  22 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00023605  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.25750; 153.22433  litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020476  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.14150; 153.17150  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020473  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019375  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019471  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019469  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Myrtle State Forest  3 Adult Female      -29.19200; 153.01833  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019364  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019366  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023605  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020488  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.14150; 153.17150  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020472  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Female      -29.17266; 153.18566  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019472  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019380  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019393  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Myrtle State Forest  2 Adult Female      -29.19200; 153.01833  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019373  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019370  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020478  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -29.25750; 153.22433  forest, litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020479  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.25750; 153.22433  litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 


 
 
 
 
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