Dispatch from the field II: The mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis)

Jeremy A. Miller, Christian Freund, Liselotte Rambonnet, Lianne Koets, Nadine Barth, Corné van der Linden, József Geml, Menno Schilthuizen, Richard Burger, Benoit Goossens

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Abstract

Background Males of Opadometa are difficult to associate with conspecific females, and sex-matching errors may persist in the taxonomic literature. Recommended best practices for definitive sex matching in this genus suggest finding a male in the web of a female, or better yet, mating pairs. New information A male Opadometa was observed hanging on a frame line of the web of a female Opadometa sarawakensis, a species for which the male was previously undescribed. This occurred during a tropical ecology field course held at the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah, Malaysia. A taxonomic description was completed as a course activity.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere24777
JournalBiodiversity Data Journal
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018

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Tetragnathidae
Araneae
gender
Borneo
Malaysia
ecology

Keywords

  • Borneo
  • Orb web
  • Sexual size dimorphism
  • Spider
  • Tropical field course

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Miller, J. A., Freund, C., Rambonnet, L., Koets, L., Barth, N., van der Linden, C., ... Goossens, B. (2018). Dispatch from the field II: The mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6, [e24777]. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e24777
Miller, Jeremy A. ; Freund, Christian ; Rambonnet, Liselotte ; Koets, Lianne ; Barth, Nadine ; van der Linden, Corné ; Geml, József ; Schilthuizen, Menno ; Burger, Richard ; Goossens, Benoit. / Dispatch from the field II: The mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis). In: Biodiversity Data Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 6.
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Dispatch from the field II: The mystery of the red and blue Opadometa male (Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Opadometa sarawakensis). / Miller, Jeremy A.; Freund, Christian; Rambonnet, Liselotte; Koets, Lianne; Barth, Nadine; van der Linden, Corné; Geml, József; Schilthuizen, Menno; Burger, Richard; Goossens, Benoit.

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