Sesieutes apiculatus Dankittipakul & Deeleman-Reinhold, 2013
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Dankittipakul, Deeleman-Reinhold (2013): Delimitation of the spider genus Sesieutes Simon, 1897, with descriptions of five new species from South East Asia (Araneae: Corinnidae). Journal of Natural History 47 (3): 167-195, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2012.742165, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2012.742165
- Sesieutes apiculatus
Natural history Sesieutes apiculatus sp. nov. inhabits evergreen rainforests on a small island.
Diagnosis Males and females of this new species can be easily recognized by the contrast body colour (Figure 1 I, J), in which the punctated carapace is yellowish orange, the legs are bright yellow and the opisthosoma is dark greyish. Male palpal morphology is similar to that of S. lucens in having an apically situated conductor (Figures 4 A, 8 A), but in this species the distal RTA is much shorter and its apex is sharply pointed (compare Figures 8 C and 4 C). Females can be easily distinguished from their congeners by the greatly elongated internal ducts with numerous coils (Figures 8 D, E, 10 F).
Etymology The specific epithet is a Latinized adjective referring to the conductor of the male palp in relation to its position.
Type material Holotype. ♂, Indonesia, Pulau Belitung, Gunung Tajam, near Gurok Beraye Waterfall, 150 m, primary forest, 20 September 2008, leg. P. J. Schwendinger (MHNG, IND – 08 / 02). Paratypes. One ♀, data as holotype (MHNG, IND – 08 / 02). 2 ♀, Indonesia, Pulau Belitung, Gunung Tajam, between Gurok Beraye Waterfall and summit, 150 – 450 m, primary forest, 21 – 26 September 2008, leg. P. J. Schwendinger (MHNG, IND – 08 / 03). 1 ♀, Malaysia, Selangor State, Templer Park, 230 – 370 m, rainforest along stream, 13 July 2001, leg. P. J. Schwendinger (MHNG, SIM – 01 / 14).
- Dankittipakul, P., Deeleman-Reinhold, C. (2013) Delimitation of the spider genus <i>Sesieutes</i> Simon, 1897, with descriptions of five new species from south east Asia (Araneae: Corinnidae): Journal of Natural History 47: 167-195