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Oxyopes kohaensis sp. nov.
This is a recently identified Lynx spider in India, published in March 2012 edition of Indian Journal of Arachnology. General :– Cephalothorax and legs light yellowish green ; abdomen yellowish green. Total length 13.00mm; Carapace 4.00 mm long,3.80 mm wide ; abdomen 8.50 mm long, 3.80 mm wide.
They are hunting spiders that spend their lives on plants, flowers and shrubs.
Cephalothorax :-Longer than wide, high, posterior, middle and lateral side provided with long conspicuous fovea above with two black bands, present, posterior middle and lateral sides of cephalothorax provided with fine pubescence. Eyes eight in compact group. Anterior row of eyes strongly recurved, medians very small, anterior laterals bigger in size, anterior medians closer to anterior laterals than to each other. Posterior row of eyes procurved, nearly equidistant to each other. All the eyes except anterior median encircled by black patches and equal in size. Clypeus long, black longitudinal band started from anterior median eyes up to the fangs of chelicerae. Labium and maxillae longer than wide clothed with spine like hairs. Anterior end of maxillae provided with scopulae. Chelicerae strong, inner and outer margin provided with one and two dissimilar tooth respectively. Sternum heart shaped, pointed behind, clothed with long spine like hairs. Legs long and strong clothed with hairs and conspicuous spines. Abdomen :– Longer than wide, narrow posteriorly middle of abdomen provided with dark orange-yellowish longitudinal band, starting from anterior and up to the base of spinnerets, laterally provided with some black patches and in between, the two, mid lateral silvery white bands. Ventral side slightly lighter than dorsal, two longitudinal brownish bands, starting from epigastric furrow up to the base of spinnerets.
Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012
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