Pantini P.1, Isaia M.2 2008. New records for the Italian spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 133–144 [in English].

1 Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali “E. Caffi”, Piazza Cittadella, 10 - 24129 Bergamo Italy. E-mail:

2 Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo, Universitа di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina, 13 - 10123 Torino Italy. E-mail:

Key words: upgrading of Italian check-list, alien species, Macrothele calpeiana, Cicurina japonica, Erigone autumnalis, autoecology, Italian distribution.

ABSTRACT. We provide new data on Italian fauna, with 5 unpublished new records and additional information on the Italian distribution and autoecology of 38 lesser known or interesting species. We include data on first Italian records of three alien species, Macrothele calpeiana (Walckenaer, 1805), Erigone autumnalis Emerton, 1882 and Cicurina japonica (Simon, 1886). Illustrations of diagnostic features are provided for the latter. A list of 74 species, not included or published after the publication of the last national check-list, is also included. Since year 2005, the Italian spider fauna increased from 1534 species to the current 1613.

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