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The Triangle spider – Hyptiotes paradoxus (Araneae: Uloboridae) Spider of the Year 2009  [PDF]
Kreuels, Martin
Arachnologische Mitteilungen , 2008, DOI: 10.5431/aramit3610
Abstract: Hyptiotes paradoxus (Araneae: Uloboridae) Spider of the Year 2009
The large cave spider, Meta menardi (Araneae: Tetragnathidae), spider of the year 2012  [PDF]
H?rweg, Christoph,Blick, Theo,Zaenker, Stefan
Arachnologische Mitteilungen , 2011, DOI: 10.5431/aramit4214
Abstract: The large cave spider, Meta menardi (Araneae: Tetragnathidae), spider of the year 2012
The epigeic spider assemblages (Arachnida, Araneae) of dry acid grassland, mat-grass and ruderal vegetation in a nature protection area in the upper Rhine valley  [PDF]
Hemm, Verena,Meyer, Franziska,H?fer, Hubert
Arachnologische Mitteilungen , 2012, DOI: 10.5431/aramit4406
Abstract: Epigeic spiders were sampled using pitfall traps during one year in an anthropogenic open site within the city of Karlsruhe (Alter Flugplatz Karlsruhe). The area, historically used as a military parade ground and airport, is protected as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) within the Natura 2000 network of the EU and since 2010 as a German nature reserve. We were interested in the diversity, assemblage structure and distribution of spider species within the area and investigated three different plant formations: sparse grass-dominated vegetation with frequent open sand patches (sandy turf), closed grassland dominated by the mat-grass (Nardus stricta) and ruderal vegetation with blackberry bushes. 123 species were identified from these captures, including many specialists of xerothermic habitats and rare and endangered species like Alopecosa striatipes, Agroeca lusatica, Haplodrassus dalmatensis, Styloctetor romanus, Typhochrestus simoni and Xysticus striatipes as well as extremely rare species of unclassified red list status like Mysmenella jobi, Theonoe minutissima and Zora parallela. The three investigated habitat types were quite similar concerning α-diversity, while measures of β-diversity indicated a strong species turnover. By performing an ecological habitat analysis (using autecological data on spiders) essential differences between the three habitat types could not be discovered, especially not between mat-grass and sandy turf. However, analysing the guild structures showed that different ways of using habitat resources dominated in the different habitat types. For Nardus-grassland several species could be identified as indicator species. While many xero- and photophiles live in the open grassland, the stenotopic psammophiles of inland dunes in the region were not found. The ruderal area houses a mix of grassland- and forest species.
The common purse-web spider, Atypus affinis (Araneae: Atypidae), spider of the year 2013  [PDF]
H?rweg, Christoph
Arachnologische Mitteilungen , 2012, DOI: 10.5431/aramit4416
Abstract: The common purse-web spider, Atypus affinis (Araneae: Atypidae), spider of the year 2013
Die Gemeine Labyrinthspinne, Agelena labyrinthica (Araneae: Agelenidae), Spinne des Jahres 2011  [PDF]
H?rweg, Christoph
Arachnologische Mitteilungen , 2011, DOI: 10.5431/aramit4109
Abstract: The common labyrinth spider, Agelena labyrinthica (Araneae: Agelenidae), spider of the year 2011
Two new species of ant-mimicking spiders of the genus Ianduba Bonaldo (Araneae, Corinnidae) from Southern Bahia, Brazil
Bonaldo, Alexandre B.;Brescovit, Antonio D.;Rocha, Pedro L. B. da;Costa, Misonete G. C.;
Revista Brasileira de Zoologia , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-81752007000300032
Abstract: two new species of the ant mimicking spider genus ianduba bonaldo (araneae, corinnidae), i. mugunza sp. nov. and i. abara sp. nov., are described based on males and females from porto seguro, in the state of bahia, brazil. all specimens were collected in pitfall traps, installed in two forested areas: esta??o ecológica de vera cruz, a well preserved atlantic forest fragment, and a contiguous field of eucalyptus monoculture.
Revision of the Neotropical spider genus Berlandiella (Araneae, Philodromidae)
Lise, Arno Antonio;Silva, Estevam L. Cruz da;
Iheringia. Série Zoologia , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0073-47212011000300010
Abstract: the spider genus berlandiella mello-leit?o, 1929 is revised and the three known species, berlandiella insignis mello-leit?o, 1929 (rio de janeiro), b. magna mello-leit?o, 1929 (pernambuco, minas gerais, rio grande do sul), and b. polyacantha mello-leit?o, 1929 (rio de janeiro, s?o paulo), are redescribed and illustrated. lectotypes for berlandiella insignis, b. magna and b. polyacantha are designated. descriptions and illustrations of three new species are presented: b. robertae sp. nov. (brazil and argentina), b. meridionalis sp. nov. (brazil) and b. querencia sp. nov. (brazil). the geographical distribution of the representatives of the genus is presented.
On the Neotropical spider genus Eurymorion (Araneae: Linyphiidae)
Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes;Ott, Ricardo;
Zoologia (Curitiba) , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S1984-46702010000400013
Abstract: the neotropical genus of spider eurymorion includes, until now, only two species: e. insigne (millidge, 1991) and e. nobile (millidge, 1991); both known only by males from the states of rio de janeiro and s?o paulo (southeastern brazil), respectively. the genus is diagnosed mainly by the male palp with a small paracymbium and by the prolonged and medially constricted abdomen. in this paper we describe and illustrate three news species: e. triunfo sp. nov. based on male and female specimens from the states of paraná, santa catarina and rio grande do sul (brazil) and la paz (bolivia), male palp has a rounded lamella characteristica with less projected tip and less developed base of the frontal cheliceral spiniform process, females have long spermatic ducts following the course of the lateral borders of genital opening; e. murici sp. nov. based on a male and a female from the state of alagoas (brazil), male palp has a striated border lamella characteristica with less projected tip, subtegulum more than half the length of the cymbium, tegular duct forming a non sinuous curve and large frontal cheliceral spiniform process, female epigynum atrium with rounded lateral borders, less developed dorsal plate and separated spermathecae; and e. mourai sp. nov. based on a male from rio grande do sul (brazil), male palp with less prominent lamella characteristica distal end, embolic division with only one distal projection, frontal cheliceral spiniform process larger and with slightly bifurcated tip. in addition, new illustrations based on the type material of the e. insigne and e. nobile are provided and the female of e. nobile is described and illustrated for the first time.
The spider family Selenopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) in Australia and Asia  [cached]
Sarah Crews,Mark Harvey
ZooKeys , 2011, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.99.723
Abstract: The spider family Selenopidae Simon occurs worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions, currently containing nearly 200 species in five genera. We relimit and revise the family to include four new genera and 27 new species from Australia and Asia. The family Selenopidae is redefined, as are the genera Anyphops Benoit, Garcorops Corronca, Hovops Benoit, Selenops Latreille, and Siamspinops Dankittipakul and Corronca, to accommodate the new genera and to correct previous errors in the definition. The species of Selenops that occur throughout India and China are also reviewed. Three species occur in China: S. bursarius Karsch, also known from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, S. ollarius Zhu, Sha, and Chen, and S. radiatus Latreille, the type of the genus and most widespread selenopid. Selenops cordatus Zhu, Sha, and Chen is recognized as a junior synonym of S. radiatus, syn. n. Amamanganops gen. n. is monotypic, with A. baginawa sp. n., and is known only from the Philippine island of Mindoro. Godumops gen. n. is monotypic, with G. careus sp. n., and is known only from Papua New Guinea. Karaops gen. n. occurs throughout Australia and has 24 species: K. australiensis (L. Koch) comb. n., K. gangarie sp. n., K. monteithi sp. n., K. alanlongbottomi sp. n., K. keithlongbottomi sp. n., K. larryoo sp. n., K. jarrit sp. n., K. marrayagong sp. n., K. raveni sp. n., K. badgeradda sp. n., K. burbidgei sp. n., K. karrawarla sp. n., K. julianneae sp. n., K. martamarta sp. n., K. manaayn sp. n., K. vadlaadambara sp. n., K. pilkingtoni sp. n., K. deserticola sp. n., K. ngarutjaranya sp. n., K. francesae sp. n., K. toolbrunup sp. n., the type species K. ellenae sp. n., K. jenniferae sp. n., and K. dawara sp. n. The genus Makdiops gen. n. contains five species from India and Nepal: M. agumbensis (Tikader), comb. n., the type of the genus M. mahishasura sp. n., M. montigenus (Simon), comb. n., M. nilgirensis (Reimoser) comb. n., and M. shiva sp. n. The genus Pakawops gen. n. is monotypic and contains P. formosanus (Kayashima) comb. n. known only from Taiwan. Finally, Selenops aculeatus Simon is transferred to the genus Siamspinops, forming the new combination S. aculeatus (Simon) comb. n. The distribution and diversity of the Australasian selenopid fauna is discussed. Keys are provided to all of the selenopid genera and to the species of Karaops and Makdiops.
Hymenopteran parasitoids of the ant-eating spider Zodarion styliferum (Simon) (Araneae, Zodariidae)  [cached]
Stanislav Korenko,Stefan Schmidt,Martin Schwarz,Gary Gibson
ZooKeys , 2013, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.262.3857
Abstract: Calymmochilus dispar Bou ek & Andriescu (Hymenoptera, Eupelmidae) and Gelis apterus (Pontoppidan) (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) are newly recorded as parasitoids of the ant-eating spider Zodarion styliferum (Simon) (Araneae, Zodariidae). The larvae of both parasitoid species fed on juvenile spiders. The final instar larva and pupa of C. dispar and the male of G. apterus are described for the first time. Both species represent new distribution records for Portugal. The biology and host associations of the parasitoids are discussed.
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