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Published: 2023-08-28
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Six new epigean species of the genus Falcileptoneta Komatsu, 1970 (Araneae: Leptonetidae) from South Korea

Laboratory of Insect Biosystematics; Department of Agricultural Biotechnology; Seoul National University; Seoul 08826; Republic of Korea. Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Seoul National University; Seoul 08826; Republic of Korea.
Laboratory of Insect Biosystematics; Department of Agricultural Biotechnology; Seoul National University; Seoul 08826; Republic of Korea. Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Seoul National University; Seoul 08826; Republic of Korea.
Araneae Leptonetid spiders Korean Peninsula new species morphology taxonomy diagnosis

Abstract

Six new leptonetid species belonging to Falcileptoneta Komatsu, 1970 are described from South Korea: F. alboclavata sp. nov., F. decemspina sp. nov., F. innuta sp. nov., F. jindoensis sp. nov., F. stilla sp. nov., and F. triformis sp. nov. All newly described species were sampled from epigean habitats (e.g. leaf litter or under the stone). Based on both male and female (except F. jindoensis sp. nov.), diagnostic characteristics, microscopic images of adult specimens and reproductive structures, and distribution records are provided. Additionally, morphological details to diagnose Falcileptoneta is also discussed.

 

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