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1 August 2004 COLOR DIMORPHISM IN ADULTS AND JUVENILES OF BUITINGA SAFURA (ARANEAE, PHOLCIDAE)
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We document the first case of a color dimorphism in a pholcid spider. Males, females and juveniles of Buitinga safura Huber 2003 either have large black spots on the abdomen or no spots, with no intermediates. At the same time, this species shows sexual dimorphism (brown prosomal marks present in males only) and continuous prosomal pattern variation in males, females and juveniles. The abdominal pigment is located in the hypodermis.

Bernhard A. Huber and Sascha Hopf "COLOR DIMORPHISM IN ADULTS AND JUVENILES OF BUITINGA SAFURA (ARANEAE, PHOLCIDAE)," The Journal of Arachnology 32(2), 336-340, (1 August 2004). https://doi.org/10.1636/S03-27
Received: 28 April 2003; Published: 1 August 2004
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