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Dispatch from the field II: the mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis)

Miller, Jeremy, Freund, Christian, Rambonnet, Liselotte, Koets, Lianne, Barth, Nadine, van der Linden, Corné, Geml, József, Schilthuizen, Menno, Burger, Richard and Goossens, Benoit 2018. Dispatch from the field II: the mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis). Biodiversity Data Journal 6 , e24777. 10.3897/BDJ.6.e24777

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Abstract

Background Males of Opadometa are difficult to associate with conspecific females, and sex-matching errors may persist in the taxonomic literature. Recommended best practices for definitive sex matching in this genus suggest finding a male in the web of a female, or better yet, mating pairs. New information A male Opadometa was observed hanging on a frame line of the web of a female Opadometa sarawakensis, a species for which the male was previously undescribed. This occurred during a tropical ecology field course held at the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah, Malaysia. A taxonomic description was completed as a course activity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
ISSN: 1314-2828
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 26 March 2018
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 14:02
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/110482

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