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Revision of the Australian ant spider genus Habronestes L. Koch 1872 (Araneae: Zodariidae): III The Habronestes macedonensis - group in Queensland and New South Wales.

The Queensland and New South Wales species of the macedonensis-group of the genus Habronestes L. Koch, 1872 are revised. The genus now contains 50 species Australia-wide, with 15 newly described and five previously known species of the H. macedonensis-group from Queensland and New South Wales. The species here described are H. archiei, sp. nov. (♂), H. boq, sp. nov. (♀, ♂), H. braemar, sp. nov. (♂), H. clausoni, sp. nov. (♀, ♂), H. dickmani, sp. nov. (♂), H. diocesegrafton, sp. nov. (♂), H. drummond, sp. nov. (♀, ♂), H. gallowayi, sp. nov. (♂), H. gayndah, sp. nov. (♂), H. gumbardo sp. nov. (♂), H. hooperi, sp. nov. (♂), H. jankae, sp. nov. (♀, ♂), H. powelli, sp. nov. (♀, ♂), H. tillmani, sp. nov. (♂), H. ulrichi, sp. nov. (♂). The female of H. ungari is described for the first time. A key is provided for all H. macedonensis-group species known to date.

Citation

Baehr, B. 2008 04 30: Revision of the Australian ant spider genus Habronestes L. Koch 1872 (Araneae: Zodariidae): III. Habronestes macedonensis-group in Queensland and New South Wales. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52(2): 65–87. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835. 

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    Date of publication

    30 April 2008

    Authors

    Dr Barbara Baehr