Seven new species of Meta C.L. Koch, 1836 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) from Southwest China

Lu-Yu WANG, Muhammad IRFAN, Hui-Ming CHEN & Zhi-Sheng ZHANG

en European Journal of Taxonomy 834 (117) - Pages 117-147

Published on 22 August 2022

Seven new species of the genus Meta C.L. Koch, 1836 from Southwest China are described here: M. bowo sp. nov. (♂♀), M. cona sp. nov. (♂♀), M. gyirong sp. nov. (♂), M. hongyuan sp. nov. (♂♀), M. tibet sp. nov. (♂♀), M. wanglang sp. nov. (♂♀) and M. weining sp. nov. (♂♀). Detailed descriptions, photos of somatic features and copulatory organs as well as line drawings, comparisons with closely related species, and a distribution map are provided.

Description, illustration, long-jawed orbweavers, taxonomy
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