Lissner J. 2016. A new synonym of Lathys heterophthalma Kulczyński, 1891 (Araneae: Dictynidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.25. No.4: 395–398 [in English].

Natural History Museum Aarhus, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 210, Universitetsparken, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. E-mail: lissner@nathist.dk

KEY WORDS: spiders, Lathys, new synonomy, distribution, habitat preferences.

ABSTRACT. The type material of Lathys heterophthalma Kulczyński, 1891 was compared to illustrations and specimens of L. nielseni (Schenkel, 1932). The epigyne/vulva and body size of the two species were found not to differ. Lathys nielseni is therefore considered a junior synonym of L. heterophthalma. An updated distribution map of L. heterophthalma is presented and commented. The habitat preferences of the species is reviewed.

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