"Male: (n 5 2) CW = 1.09 (1.11–1.07), CL = 2.80 (2.78–2.82), TL = 5.18 (5.24–5.12). Carapace dark brown with a pale median band and two continuous pale lateral bands. Sternum yellow. Chelicerae yellow with short, black stripes at its base. Clypeus mainly yellow. Abdomen with dorsal side pale brown and with two longitudinal, black stripes. Ventral side mainly yellow. Spinnerets yellow. Legs yellow. Femur I with two proapical spines and dorsally with two large spines beside a smaller apical one. Tibia I with four pairs of ventral spines and an additional
apical pair. Metatarsus I with three pairs of ventral spines and an additional apical pair. Palp: femur mainly yellow but darker ventrally. Patella proximal half yellow, distal half darker. Tibia and tarsus dark brown. Tibia with long black hairs laterally. Hairs almost as long as diameter of tibia. Female: (n = 2) CW = 1.82 (1.68–1.96), CL = 2.80 (2.66–2.94), TL = 5.74 (5.60–5.88). Carapace paler than in male with broad pale median band and two continuous lateral bands. Sternum yellow. Chelicerae mainly yellow, with short black basal stripes. Clypeus yellow. Abdomen with dorsal side pale brown and with darker pattern of two longitudinal stripes. Ventrally mainly yellow. Spinnerets yellow. Legs light brown to yellow. Femora often with dark lateral stripes. Tibiae and metatarsi often with darker spots. Ventral spination of tibia and metatarsus I as in male. Palp yellow to light brown." Alderweireldt, 199
"Similar to Trabea purcelli Roewer but darker with a more conspicuous black fringe of hairs on male palp; terminal apophysis larger; lateral part of tegular apophysis more curved, and anterior edge of tegular apophysis with clear groove. Each set of spermathecae in a compact group." Alderweireldt, 1999
Type material.—CONGO (ZAIRE): Lusinga hill, 1810 m, 16 July 1947, 1/ holotype, (Mission De Witte) (MRAC 139.442) (examined). Kaziba, 1140 m, 24 February 1948, 2/ paratypes (Mission De Witte) (MRAC 139.413) (examined). Lusinga, 1810 m, 3?2/ paratypes (Mission De Witte) (MRAC 139.444) (examined).
Other material examined.—CONGO (ZAIRE): Lusinga, 1810 m, 16 July 1947, 1? (Mission De Witte) (MRAC 139.443). Upemba National Park, 1? (MRAC 139.896, sub Pseudevippa bipunctata). Upemba National Park, 2? (SMF, sub Pseudevippa bipunctata). RUANDA: Butare, campus de l’INRS, grassland, 6 November 1985, 1? (Jocque´, Nsengimana & Michiels) (MRAC 164.931). MALAWI: Viphya Mountains, Chikangawa, young pine plantation, September-October 1977, 4? (R. Jocque´) (MRAC 153.578). ETHIOPIA: 10 km E of Adis Ababa, grassland, Pennisetum tussocks, 2500 m, 8 June 1986, 2?2/ (A. Russell-Smith) (PCMA 815).