Pasilobus dippenaarae sp. n. (Araneae: Araneidae), a new species of cyrtarachnine spider from South Africa, with a key to the Afrotropical species

J. Roff, C.R. Haddad

Abstract


A new species of bird-dropping spider, Pasilobus dippenaarae sp. n., is described from the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, South Africa on the basis of females. A key is provided to the six Afrotropical species of the genus. Notes are provided on the habitat and web-building behaviour of P. dippenaarae sp. n., as well as the egg sac structure.

To cite this paper: Roff, J. & Haddad, C.R. 2015. Pasilobus dippenaarae sp. n. (Araneae: Araneidae), a new species of cyrtarachnine spider from South Africa, with a key to the Afrotropical species. African Invertebrates 56 (2): 445–454.

Published electronically: 12 August 2015.
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