Kovblyuk M.M.1, Kastrygina Z.A.1, Marusik Yu.M.2, Ponomarev A.V.3 2013. The spider genus Pireneitega Kishida, 1955 in the Caucasus (Aranei: Agelenidae: Coelotinae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.1: 59–73 [in English].

1 Zoology Department, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Str. 4, Simferopol 95007, Ukraine. E-mail: kovblyuk@mail.ru  zoiac_21@mail.ru

2 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000, Russia. E-mail: yurmar@mail.ru

3 Institute of Arid Zones, South Scientific Centre RAS, Chekhov Str. 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russia. E-mail: ponomarev1952@mail.ru

Key words: Pireneitega, new species, first description, Caucasus.

ABSTRACT. Two Pireneitega Kishida, 1955 species are found in the Caucasus. Pireneitega ovtchinnikovi sp.n. (♂♀) is described from West Caucasus (Western Georgia, Adygeya and Abkhazia). Pireneitega segestriformis (Dufour, 1820) is rejected from the list of spiders of Russia and Caucasus (its records are the result of misidentifications of P. ovtchinnikovi sp.n.). Pireneitega spasskyi (Charitonov, 1946) is re-described from East Caucasus (Dagestan, Eastern Georgia, Azerbaijan). The male of P. spasskyi is described and this species is recorded from Russia (Dagestan) for the first time. For comparison with Caucasian species, diagnostic drawings of P. segestriformis from France and P. garibaldii (Kritscher, 1969) from Italy are provided. Information on the distribution and phenology of both Caucasian species is provided.

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