Nadolny A.A.1, Kovblyuk M.M.2 2011. The spider genus Pirata Sundevall, 1833 (Aranei: Lycosidae) in Crimea and Abkhazia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.20. No.3: 175–194 [in English].

Zoology Department, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Str. 4, Simferopol 95007, Ukraine. E-mail: 1 nadolnyanton@mail.ru; 2 kovblyuk@mail.ru

KEY WORDS: spiders, Pirata, redescriptions, fertility, Crimea, Abkhazia.

ABSTRACT. Illustrated redescriptions are provided for 5 species of the genus Pirata Sundevall, 1833, of specimens from Crimea and Abkhazia: P. hurkai Buchar, 1966; P. hygrophilus Thorell, 1872; P. latitans (Blackwall, 1841); P. piraticus (Clerck, 1757) and P. tenuitarsis Simon, 1876. Illustrations of P. knorri (Scopoli, 1763) and P. piraticus from Bulgaria are presented for comparison with Crimean species. P. latitans and P. piraticus are recorded from Abkhazia for the first time. Data on the variation of body size, copulatory organs structure and fertility of studied species are provided.

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