Description of the male of Alpaida elegantula (Araneae, Araneidae) and new records of spider genera from Martinique, Lesser Antilles

Authors:A lexander Sánchez-Ruiz, Patrick Marechal

Abstract


The male of the endemic species Alpaida elegantula is described. Ten species are recorded for the first time from Martinique, Lesser Antilles: Wulfila sp. (Anyphaenidae), Eilica sp. (Gnaphosidae), Schizocosa sp. (Lycosidae), Microdipoena guttata (Mysmenidae), Nesticus sp (Nesticidae), Nesticella sp. (Nesticidae), Theotima minutissima (Ochyroceratidae), Stenoonops sp. (Oonopidae), Thwaitesia sp. (Theridiidae), and Tmarus sp. (Thomisidae). These species also represent new records of spider genera to this island, and most of them represent new records to the Lesser Antilles and the Caribbean.

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