- May 29, 2012
I think its that B. hamorii have white setae on their legs, B. smithi have orange setae. I don't remember the chelicerae differences, though...I can neber remember the identifying charaftaristics of B. hamorii and B. smithi (i want to say markings on the chelicerae and maybe setae color on the legs or something) But at a glance, both species are very similar.
One of the hamorii variants doesn't have cheliceral banding. As you said, hamorii have white setae on the tibia whereas smithi have orange setae. The trochanter can also be used to tell them apart, hamorii is basically solid orange whereas smithi is basically orange/black/orange.I don't remember the chelicerae differences, though...
There's way too much variation in cephalothorax colouration between specimens of both species for it to be reliably used to ID them.I feel like the smithi always has a smidge less black shading on the cephalothorax, and the edges of the back on the cephalothorax are more blended/less crisp than the hamorii. Is it just me?