Doi
10.5431/aramit4504
Autor

Zakharov B & Ovtcharenko V

Jahr
2013
Titel

Male palp organ morphology of three species of ground spiders (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)

Titel ├╝bersetzt

Male palp organ morphology of three species of ground spiders (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)

Ausgabe

Heft 45

Seiten
15-20
Abstract

A detailed morphological account of the male copulatory organs of three species of ground spiders, Sergiolus capulatus, Herpyllus propinquus and Callilepis pluto (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), is presented. The large sclerites (subtegulum, tegulum and embolus) appear to be homologous in all spiders. Sergiolus and Zelanda have a plesiomorphic palp organization. The increased complexity in the male bulb organization creates a locking mechanism that fixes the male palp position during intercourse in Callilepis, as well as in Encoptarthria, Trachyzelotes and Zelotes. The palp of Herpyllus, together with Anzacia, Drassodes and Intruda, demonstrates progressive modification of the male bulb.

Keywords

Callilepis pluto; ground-plan; Herpyllus propinquus; Sergiolus capulatus; tripartite male bulb