- Bulletin of the National Science Museum. Series A, Zoology (ISSN:03852423)
- vol.30, no.2, pp.67-75, 2004-06
Zodariid spiders of the genera Asceua Thorell, 1887, Mallinella Strand, 1906, and Akyttara Jocque, 1987, obtained from Dambri in Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam, are reported. Four new species are described under the names, Asceua piperata, Mallinella momoina, Mallinella dambrica and Akyttara odorocci. The holotype (female) of Asceua torquata (Simon, 1909) described from Hanoi, northern Vietnam, was re-examined and illustrated for a comparison with the new species. Both the Asceua species closely resemble each other in the shape of epigynum. Mallinella dambrica seems to be related to M. klossi (Hogg, 1922) known from Lang Biang, about 100km apart from Dambri in a northeastern direction, while M. momoina shows peculiar characters in the genus, especially those of the structure of female genitalia. The genus Akyttara was discovered in Asia for the first time.