Genus: Solpugema

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Solpugema sp. [image N. Larsen ]

Tweny-nine species, with 28 recorded from southern Africa. The remaining species has been recorded from Angola.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. (2006) and Harvey (2003).

Solpugema aethiops

Recorded from the Brandberg, Namibia.

 

Solpugema brachyceras

Recorded from Swartberg Pass, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema broadleyi

Recorded from the Chimanimani Mountains, Zimbabwe.

 

Solpugema calycicornis

Recorded from Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema coquinae

Recorded from the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and subspecies orangica has been recorded from the Northern Cape and Free State.

 

Solpugema cycloceras

Recorded from Swartberg Pass, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema derbiana

Recorded from the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema erythronota

Described in 1900 from material collected from an indeterminate locality in South Africa.

 

Solpugema erythronotoides

Recorded from Victoria West, Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema fissicornis

Recorded from Limpopo Province, South Africa.

 

Solpugema genucornis

Recorded from South Africa (Northern Cape) and Namibia.

 

Solpugema hamata

Recorded from Limpopo Province, South Africa.

 

Solpugema hostilis

Recorded from South Africa (Limpopo, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northwest, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State), Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola.

 

Solpugema intermedia

Recorded from Montagu Baths, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema junodi

Recorded from Limpopo Province, South Africa.

 

Solpugema krugeri

Recorded from near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

 

Solpugema lateralis

Distribution includes South Africa (Eastern Cape) and Namibia.

 

Solpugema maraisi

Recorded from the Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema marshalli

Recorded from South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) and Zimbabwe.

 

Solpugema montana

Recorded from the Matroosberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema phylloceras

Recorded from the Western Cape (near George, Grootvadersbos, Langeberg Mountains), South Africa.

 

Solpugema scopulata

Recorded from the Hantam Mountains, near Calvinia, Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema spectralis

Recorded from near Steinkopf in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Solpugema stiloceras

Recorded from the Western Cape (Seweweekspoort and Ladismith), South Africa.

 

Solpugema tookei

Recorded from KwaZulu-Natal (Mariannhill), South Africa.

 

Solpugema tubicen

Recorded from the northern regions of South Africa ('Transvaal') and from Zimbabwe.

 

Solpugema vincta

Recorded from South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal) and Angola.

 

Solpugema whartoni

Recorded from Oranjemund, Namibia.

 

Publications

  • Dippenaar-Schoeman A, Gonzalez Reyers AX, Harvey MS. 2006. A check-list of the Solifugae (sun spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida: Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12:70-92.
  • Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

Text by Norman Larsen


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