I don't have Lychas nigristernis, it's another species

Vincent

Arachnobaron
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I have been examining my Lychas species lately and with some help from others I can now say that Lychas nigristernis I have are most likely also Lychas tricarinatus. I'm usually not very into taxonomy but in this case I felt the 2 species were apart from the base color remarkably the same. I checked the keys from Kovariks Lychas revision and they all matched Lychas tricarinatus. I also send a specimen to him and he also confirmed they are Lychas tricarinatus.

I bought my 'Lychas nigristernis' in Germany and they originally came from someone in the Czech Republic.



also tricarinatus and not nigristernis
 

Michiel

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Are this two males and are they color morphs? I still think the one on the bottom looks nicest :)
 

Scorpfanatic

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or could it be thel lightening>??

for lychas scutilus you can tell the age different by the color tone of the, the more reddish they r the younger!
 

Vincent

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Yes they are both males

1. adult male (5th instar)
2. 4th instar male

The pics were both taken with the same lightning 10 minutes apart
 
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