Examination of over 800 preserved Nephilengys specimens shows high frequencies of female plugging (21 %) and male palpal
5); arista ventral capitulum 144-157; queliceros 150-165; arista dorsal de segmento palpales
: P-I 35-43, P-II 113-130, P-III 56-72, P-IV 99-126, P-V 31-39; quetotaxia palpal
como en las hembras; arista dorsal de segmentos distales de las patas: I-pt-4 123-127, I-pt-5 156-164, I-pt-6 164-168, IV-pt-4 168-181, IV-pt-5 197-218, IV-pt-6 197-205; I-pt-6 con pelos sensoriales; IV-pt-3 con dos hileras de 9 y 5 p.n.
capensis (approximately 1.5 times longer than wide); male palpal
patellar apophysis broader and more dorsally placed, and tibial apophysis more prolaterally placed than in S.
For scanning electron microscopy palpal
brushes were sputtered with gold and viewed from various directions in a Zeiss DSM 950.
tibia short, single apophysis with long additional terminal spike (Figs 14-17).
According to Gray (1995), palpal
characters of the genus show some resemblance to those of the filistatine genera but relationships of Microfilistata remain unresolved.
femur with two dark spots on ventral surface, one medially and second apically.
However, both copulatory plugs and palpal
structures in the female genital tract are less than 100% effective at preventing female remating in many spiders (references in Huber 2005; Schneider et al.
formula: 6/2; third segment of maxillary palpi slender.
Roewer (1934) included Chinchippus in the ammotrechid subfamily Saronominae based on the segmentation of legs I, II, and IV and the palpal
The unusual genus Lessertina Lawrence, 1942, considered by Bosselaers and Jocque (2000) to be Corinnidae incertae sedis and later as a Trachelinae genus (Bosselaers & Jocque 2002), is here considered Corinnidae incertae sedis due to conflicting genitalic morphology with other Trachelinae (particularly a palpal
median apophysis and conductor in males) and ambiguity as to the homology of the "ventral cusp" on the anterior metatarsi.
organs were expanded by immersion in 10% potassium hydroxide at room temperature for several minutes and transferring them back and forth between KOH and distilled water until the desired expansion took place.