The first record of Andoharano Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae: Filistatidae) from mainland Africa

S.L. Zonstein, Y.M. Marusik


The first mainland African representative of Andoharano Lehtinen, 1967, A. ansieae sp. n., is described from north-eastern Namibia on the basis of both sexes. The new species differs from other congeners in peculiarities of coloration in both sexes, as well as in possessing a small thorn at the base of the embolus. The receptacles of Andoharano are studied for the first time. An unexpected occurrence of Andoharano in Namibia, with the genus formerly known only from Madagascar, is briefly discussed.

To cite this paper: Zonstein, S.L. & Marusik, Y.M. 2015. The first record of Andoharano Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae: Filistatidae) from mainland Africa. African Invertebrates 56 (2): 483–489.

Published electronically: 12 August 2015.

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