Zoological Studies

Vol. 39 No. 2, 2000

Two New Species of the Genus Alopecosa Simon (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Inner Mongolia, China

Jun Chen1,*, Da-Xiang Song2 and Jiu-Chun Gao3

1Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
2Department of Biology, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China
3Department of Biology, Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Changchun 130021, China

Jun Chen, Da-Xiang Song and Jiu-Chun Gao (2000) Two new species of the genus Alopecosa Simon from Inner Mongolia, China, are described: A. huabanna sp. nov. and A. ovalis sp. nov. Both are similar to A. hokkaidensis Tanaka and A. moriutii Tanaka known from Japan as well as A. hingganica Tang, Urita and Song from Inner Mongolia and the northern Holarctic A. pictilis (Emerton) in general outlines of the median apophysis and the median septum. A. huabanna can be distinguished by the specific dorsal band on the abdomen and the dense long hairs on the male metatarsus+tarsi I and II, as well as by the structures of the epigyne and palpal organ; and A. ovalis by the dorsal pattern of the abdomen, the sparse lateral long erect hairs on the male metatarsus+tarsi I and II, the structures of the epigyne and palpal organ, and the erect long strong hairs on the cymbium.

Key words: New species, Alopecosa, Lycosidae, Inner Mongolia.

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