oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Isela okuncana, a new genus and species of kleptoparasitic spider from southern Africa (Araneae: Mysmenidae)

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Isela okuncana, gen. n., sp. n. (Araneae: Mysmenidae) is descriptionbed from southern Africa. The spider lives as a kleptoparasite in the webs of Allothele teretis Tucker (Dipluridae). Cladistic analysis suggests that Isela is the sister group of the tropical American genus Mysmenopsis.

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