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

Keywords: description, illustration, long-jawed orbweavers, taxonomy


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.


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How to Cite
Wang, L.-Y., Irfan, M., Chen, H.-M., & Zhang, Z.-S. (2022). Seven new species of Meta C.L. Koch, 1836 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) from Southwest China. European Journal of Taxonomy, 834(1), 117–147.
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