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Volume 12 | Number 1 | May 2023 v12i1.298 taprobanica 12 1


Volume 12 | Number 1 | May 2023
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 24 June 2022
Accepted date: 23 April 2023
Published date: 12 May 2023
Pp. 24–25, pls. 13–14

First description of male long-jawed orb-weaver spider (Tylorida flava)

K.B. Anju* & A.V. Sudhikumar
*Corresponding author. E-mail: anjukbaby07@gmail.com

The long-jawed orb-weavers of the family Tetragnathidae are a cosmopolitan spider clade, particularly diverse in humid tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The subfamily Leucauginae comprises six genera and the genus Tylorida Simon, 1894 includes eight species. Four of them are reported from India and a comprehensive revision of Indian species was published by Sankaran et al. (2017) with a description of T. flava as a new species but based only on a female specimen. Here, the male T. flava is described for the first time along with illustrations of the genitalia.

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