Eremochelis cochiseae Muma 1989
Eremochelis cochiseae Muma, 1989: 32-33, figs 50-53;
Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 317.
Arizona: Cochise County - Portal, 9 November 1964 (V. Roth),
males (including holotype), females (including allotype).
Deposited in DPI.
1989: 32-33, figs
Total length, 13.0 to 13.5 mm. Allotype larger measurements. [sic]
Chelicerae 3.1-3.2 mm
Leg 4 16.0-17.0
Coloration in alcohol
dusky yellow distinctively marked with dark to dusky purple as follows:
eye tubercle dark; propeltidium reticulate dusky with narrow pale median
stripe, an indistinct light ovate area on each side of eye tubercle, and
narrow pale band along ectal and posterior margin; mesopeltidium ,
metapeltidium, and abdomen tergites lightly dusky and somewhat darker on
lateral margins resulting in two narrow dark dorsal stripes on abdomen;
abdominal pleura pale; chelicerae with two dorsal and 1 lateral dark
stripes; palpi and legs dark on all segments except basally on femora
and all of coxae; venter pale; malleoli pale except for a thin dark line
along ectal margin.
Structure similar to other species of group
as shown in measurements and ratios, figure 50 of the chelicerae, and
figure 51 of abdominal ctenidia. Palpal setae so slender they
cannot be counted accurately. No scopula on palpus and fondal
tooth size gradient III, II, IV, I ectally and I, III, II, IV mesally.
Palpal metatarsus longer than tarsus by a ratio of 1 to 3.7.
Total length, 15.0 to 18.0 mm.
Chelicerae 3.9-4.4 mm
4th legs 15.0-17.0
Coloration in alcohol similar to
males except females are somewhat paler.
Structure similar to other females of
group with specific differences as indicated in measurements and ratios,
figure 52 of chelicerae, and figure 53 of opercula. There are 4
trace ctenidia on first post-stigmatic abdominal sternite and palpi also
have spine-like ventral setae.
Arizona: Cochise County - Portal, on outside wall of house, 26 October 1986
(M. H. Muma), 1 female. New Mexico: Grant County - Silver City,
in can trap in pinyon-juniper life zone, 18 November 1972 (M. H. Muma), 1
female; Lake Roberts, in house, 21 August 1981 (Wanda Galloway), 1 male.