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Species Camptocosa parallela

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Camptocosa
Species parallela (Camptocosa parallela)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination: Pardosa parallela Banks, 1898
=Schizocosa celerior Chamberlin, 1910
=Schizocosa parallela Gertsch & Davis, 1940
=Allocosa parallela Roewer, 1955

Explanation of Names
(Banks, 1898)
Body length (excluding legs) of adult males approx. 5-6 millimeters, adult females approx. 6-7 millimeters.(1)
Adult female with egg sac:

This species can be separated from the other species in its genus, Camptocosa texana, by the carapace markings. (See (2) for diagrams of the two.)
Males and females look basically the same, except that adult males have a conspicuous brush of black hairs on tibia I, same as many of the males in the genus Schizocosa.
Metatarsi of fourth legs (rearmost pair) banded in black, more distinct in females.(3)
Southwestern states: Arizona, California, southern Nevada, New Mexico, southern Utah, Texas. (Quote: "Interior California east to southern Utah and Texas, south to Baja California Sur and Durango."(1))
See Also
Carapace pattern and male tibia I brushes are similar to some Schizocosa. Also see Rabidosa and some Pardosa (e.g. P. distincta) for similar carapace patterning.
Print References
This species was used in an interesting study: Kumar et al. 2014. "Natural history-driven, plant-mediated RNAi-based study reveals CYP6B46's role in a nicotine-mediated antipredator herbivore defense." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 111(4): 1245-1252. (full text)
Internet References
Image of male from Spiders of the Arid Southwest (New Mexico State University)
Works Cited
1.A new genus of wolf spiders from Mexico and southern United States, with description of a new species from Texas (Araneae: Lycos
Charles Dondale, Maria-Luisa Jiménez, & Gisela Nieto. 2005. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 76: 41-44.
2.A description of the female wolf spider Camptocosa texana (Araneae, Lycosidae)
Jozef Slowik & Paula Cushing. 2008. Journal of Arachnology 35: 543-545.
3.A new lycosid from Nevada
Ralph Chamberlin. 1910. Entomological News Philadelphia 21(1): 1-4.