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Orchestina curico       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 14871). Total length 1.08. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded 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 smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, 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 unmodified, 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, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, posterior eye row slightly recurved in front view, PME largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by PME radius to PME diameter. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, 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 surface, 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, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, inner margin unmodified. Labium not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, near pentagonal; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, 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 pale white, bands of purple pigment. Book lung covers large, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, with fringe of setae, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum absent, but abdomen extending anteriad of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum absent. Postepigastric scutum absent. Spinneret scutum absent. 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. Colulus present. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace, tibia I unmodified, coxae only left leg I and right legs II and III are present. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; metatarsus: I one, II one, III one. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, 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 basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, stout, spherical.
Orchestina curico, male habitus, anterior view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---14871)

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Orchestina curico, male habitus, dorsal view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---14871)

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Orchestina curico, male habitus, lateral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---14871)

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Orchestina curico, male habitus, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---14871)

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Orchestina curico, male endites, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---14871)

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            Female (PBI_OON 43334). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes posterior eye row slightly recurved in front view. Labium rectangular. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions bands of purple pigment. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. LEGS: femur IV thickened, much larger than femora I-III, coxae only right leg IV is present. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; metatarsus: IV one.
 

DISTRIBUTION

CHILE
Orchestina curico 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 00014871  CHILE  Curicó  Región VII  20 km E. Potrero Grande, Fdo. El Coihue  1 Adult Male  Holotype  937  ;   Nothofagus dombeyi, Cypres  25 May 2004  J. E. Barriga  MNSC 
PBI_OON 00043334  CHILE  Región del Biobío  Provincia de Ñuble  North of Las Trancas, Puente Aserradero  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1274  -36.91645; -71.45695  Nothofagus dombeyi, Cypres  01 Dec 2001  E. Arias et al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002311  CHILE  Región del Biobío  Provincia de Ñuble  North of Las Trancas, Puente Aserradero  3 Adult Female  Paratype  1274  -36.91645; -71.45695  Nothofagus dombeyi  01 Dec 2001  E. Arias et al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00051169  CHILE  Región del Maule  Provincia de Curicó  Camino El Relvo, 15 km E Potrero Grande  1 Adult Female    1000  -35.19083; -70.92278  Nothofagus dombeyi  13 May 2004  J. E. Barriga  MACN 
PBI_OON 00014875  CHILE  Región del Maule  Provincia de Curicó  20 km E Potrero Grande, Fundo El Cohiue  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1035  -35.17889; -70.96333  Nothofagus dombeyi  25 May 2004  J. E. Barriga  MACN 


 
 
 
 
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