On the other hand, while duration and frequency of cheliceral
tapping by spidermites increased on whitefly infested leaves, no effect on feeding duration and frequency was observed.
peruvianus by its darker coloration, smaller size, and differences in cheliceral
dentition (compare Figs.
4 mm) distinguished from other congeners by a combination of the following somatic characters: large body size, cheliceral
paturon extremely long in both sexes, more than eleven times diameter of AME and uniformly chestnut brown; absence of a serrated, whitish folium on the dorsal side of the opisthosoma.
It seems likely that the closest relative will be found among those salticids related to the Astieae, the main salticoid group in the region with relatives retaining the plesiomorphic condition of pluridentate retromarginal cheliceral
teeth, from whence the multi-cusped retromarginal tooth of G.
Chelicerae yellow brown, minutely granulated and covered with diminutive, translucent hairs, cheliceral
boss not very pronounced.
setae long, setiform and barbed; cha (20-24) slightly longer than chb (12-16).
In addition, the typically double cheliceral
dentition, ozophore type, and male genitalia are in accordance with traditionally defined pettalid synapomorphies.
No additional teeth on the chelicerae nor bifurcated cheliceral
tips or other structures related to cocoon opening were found in the emerged spiderlings.
Chelicerae (length 151-164) chelate-dentate; cheliceral
setae setiform, barbed, cha (57-65) longer than chb (32-41).
Color: General color reddish hazel, with granules and pedipalp fingers darker; legs and ventral side (coxae, sternal region, pectines, sternites I-III) lighter, sternites IV and V gradually darkening to the general coloration; chelicerae yellowish, with reticulate pigment dorsally on the cheliceral
hand behind the fingers.
setae setiform, barbed; cha (36) slightly longer, than chb (34).
Chelicerae red-brown, with short white setae on anterior surface, surface granular; chelicera with single thick black seta on anterior surface of paturon, located just distal of cheliceral
base; three evenly spaced teeth on promargin, median tooth largest, distal tooth smallest; two teeth on retromargin, close together and subequal in size; small cheliceral
keel present; endites pale brown with scattered fine black setae, rounded on anterior margin, with well-developed serrula, straight on retrolateral and posterior margins; prolateral longitudinal ridge extending length of endites; labium brown, slightly wider than long.