Surstylus with upper blade of bifurcated tip swollen and lower one shorter; cercus
with ventral appendix, which is directed posterior (Figs.
Sprinkling water over the offered insect or breaking the insect's cuticle a bit by snipping a cercus
or antenna to release a drop of hemolymph can induce spiders to feed when the liquid touches the spider's chelicerae.
separate, large and broad, as long as broad.
Epandrium globose, foramen left lateral, near dorsal margin; hypandrium and phallus simple, without ornamentation; lateral epandrial lobe short, with two apical setae and one basiventral seta posteriad; surstylus divided into two lobes; postgonite present; cercus
3): Epandrium about as long as wide, apically with 1 slender lateral process; surstylus wide, deeply bifurcated; cercus
large with acute apex.
occidentalis Sturtevant, 1954): epandrium and surstyli connected with internal structures of terminalia; cercus
moderately well sclerotised, longer than wide, porrect posteriorly, not narrowed apically, bearing several moderately long setae, but lacking stout, tooth-like setae at apex; surstyli fused with ventral margin of epandrium, asymmetrical or symmetrical, narrow and rounded apically, bearing sparse, short setulae on apical half; a well-sclerotised process joining base of surstylus; gonite distinct and comparatively long, tapered ventrally, shorter than surstylus.
1F): Tergite 9 short, not extending to apex of gonocoxite, caudal margin rounded; cercus
short, extending beyond margin of tergite 9; sternite 9 broad, with apicolateral processes and median excavation.
heavily sclerotised, somewhat arched dorsally; bearing several spine-like setae.
8 times as long as dm-cu; cercus
widened with blunt apical margin (Fig.
141); base of surstylus with a few scattered black setulae, shorter than width of cercus
(Figs 144, 145) .
It is characterized by the following features: neck arising high on occiput; head extending obliquely forward with distinct clypeus and gena; wing infuscate with clear spots; fore tarsomere 2 much longer than tarsomere 3 or 4; subepandrial sclerite extended beyond base of clasping cercus
(Sinclair 1995; Yang et al.
The terminalia are diagnostic, with some long setulae distally on cercus