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Opopaea proserpine       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23230). Total length 1.43. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow-brown, 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, with 3 setae on each side; 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: 0.065, PME:0.071, PLE: 0.056, PME largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and 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, yellow-brown, 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 without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow-brown. 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, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 1 or 2 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. 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, ribbed, 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, scuto-pedicel region less than diameter of pedicel, with additional median scutal ridge, paired scutal ridges shallow, just touching.. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow-brown, 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, yellow-brown, 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 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, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, with ventral projection; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, palpal patella 0.280 long, 0.136 wide, connection to femur at 0.47.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally slightly bulged, tip broad with huge striated prolateral fold, fentestra large more distally..
Opopaea proserpine, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male pedicel, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosemdpald23230BB.tif

Opopaea proserpine, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosemdpalp23230BB.tif

Opopaea proserpine, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23664)

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Opopaea proserpine, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23664)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23230). Total length 1.58. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace non-marginal pars thoracica setae with 3 setae on each side. Eyes aLE: 0.071, PME:0.074, PLE: 0.051. Female palp spines absent. ABDOMEN: Pedicel pedicel with a pair of knob-like extensions. Scuto pedicel region without additional straight, short ridge. LEGS: Leg spines . Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: epigastric fold and groove connecting posterior spiracles.
Opopaea proserpine, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

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Opopaea proserpine, female pedicel, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosefppeda23230BB.tif

Opopaea proserpine, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosefphabl23230BB.tif

Opopaea proserpine, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosefphabv23230BB.tif

Opopaea proserpine, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23230)

opopaprosefpstev23230BB.tif

 

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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 00023120  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Proserpine, XY  1 Adult Male      -20.48333; 148.55000    01 Jan 2007  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023199  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Proserpine, XY  1 Adult Male      -20.48333; 148.55000    01 Jan 2007  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023665  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Proserpine, Airport Drive, (site XY12)  4 Adult Male    32  -20.48777; 148.56500  forest, bark  06 Nov 2007  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023664  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Proserpine, Airport Drive, (site XY12)  1 Adult Male  Holotype  32  -20.48777; 148.56500  forest, bark  06 Nov 2007  R. Raven  QM 


 
 
 
 
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