Autor Thema: A male Pardosa amentata? => Pardosa cf. proxima  (Gelesen 113 mal)

Raffaele Falato

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Gorgoglione, Province of Matera, Basilicata, Southern Italy.

Date of discovery: March 28, morning.
Habitat: 800 m - on the outskirts of the village, in the low and thick grass at the foot of a low stone wall. All around there are a few olive trees and some vegetable gardens, a small cave, a small lawn with scattered or stacked stones, countryside. A stream flows channeled, especially underground, by man.
Dimensions: 4 mm or little more.

Good morning.
With completely black pedipalps, with hairy tarsus, and with a not very dry habitat, I would identify this male as Pardosa amentata.
Or did I miss something?
Thanks.
Raf

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Simeon Indzhov

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Re: A male Pardosa amentata?
« Antwort #1 am: 2021-04-07 13:24:45 »
Maybe Pardosa proxima
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Re: A male Pardosa amentata?
« Antwort #2 am: 2021-04-07 16:10:12 »
Here, I knew I was missing something.

What makes you lean towards Pardosa proxima, Simeon?
Thanks.

Edit: to be honest, there was something that made me suspicious, I counted at most 3/4 specimens, while with hortensis and the lugubris group they come out by the dozen.
If I remember correctly, proxima should be of interest to Tobias.

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Re: A male Pardosa amentata?
« Antwort #3 am: 2021-04-07 18:15:54 »
Size, dark front femora...

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Re: A male Pardosa amentata?
« Antwort #4 am: 2021-04-07 18:26:00 »
Yes, I have just consulted the work (free on internet, for who have interest) of Isaia et al. "On the morphological separation of two sibling species: Pardosa proxima (P. vlijmi syn. Nov.) and P. tenuipes (Araneae: Lycosidae)," Arachnologische Mitteilungen: Arachnology Letters 56 (1), 6-16, (28 June 2018).
It is very clear, and the morphological features of the male are well described (for example, for proxima, legs uniformly yellowish, femora with brown annulations, leg I with femur brown, short palpal tibia).

For what my opinion is worth, I agree with you, Simeon.
My spider is Pardosa proxima (perhaps with cf. for safety), adult male.
I don't see alternatives (but I wear glasses because I don't see as well as I used to).

Thanks.
Raf