loss, single palp copulation and obligatory mate consumption in Tidarren cuneolatum (Tullgren, 1910) (Araneae, Theridiidae).
brushes are located on the medial sides of the femora, rather distally and near the patellar joint.
The males have a short palpal
tibia with a single short apophysis, and a short embolus usually with an accompanying tegular apophysis.
tibia short, with single apophysis, its margin serrate (Figs 166-168).
Description.--Male holotype: Color: pale mottled violet to dark violet-brown overall; palpal
tarsus, metatarsus, tibia, and apical two thirds of the femur dark violet-brown dorsally, creamy white ventrally; legs I and II dusky brown and violetbrown at the tibia-femur; legs III and IV violet-brown dorsally on tibia, fibula, and apical portion of tarsus; propeltidium darker violet-brown with a very pale ovate area and a median thin, pale stripe extending from eye tubercle to the posterior of the propeltidium (Figs.
--Cymbium only slightly curved, post-tegular section less than tegular length, embolus position variable; palpal
tibia with single apophysis 8
The number of trichobothria on the palpal
tibia also seems to be consistent.
tibia has two distinctly separate retrolateral apophyses, of which the dorsal apophysis is larger and more sharply pointed (Fig.
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Diagnosis.--Both sexes: FI with the external ascoid implanted more apically than the internal one, 3rd palpal
segment with the Newstead's sensilla distributed in its middle or more apically, palpi with the 2nd segment as long as or longer than the 4th, ventrocervical sensilla present.