On the African crab spider genus Geraesta Simon, 1889 (Araneae: Thomisidae)

S.P. Benjamin

Abstract


A new species, Geraesta ansieae sp. n. is described and illustrated. Further, two species are illustrated, diagnosed and transferred from Stephanopis O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869 to Geraesta Simon, 1889: G. congo­ensis (Lessert, 1943) comb. n. and G. octolobata (Simon, 1886) comb. n. New localities for G. hirta Simon, 1889 are given and a key to the males of all of the valid species is provided. Stephanopis rhomboidalis Simon, 1886 is considered a nomen dubium.

To cite this paper: Benjamin, S.P. 2015. On the African crab spider genus Geraesta Simon, 1889 (Araneae: Thomisidae). African Invertebrates 56 (2): 309–318.

Published electronically: 12 August 2015.
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