Kovblyuk M.M., Nadolny A.A. 2008. The spider genus Micaria Westring, 1851 in the Crimea (Aranei: Gnaphosidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.16 (for 2007). No.4: 215–236 [in English].

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

KEY WORDS: spiders, Micaria, redescription, new species, new record, phenology, spatial distribution, the Crimea.

ABSTRACT: Six species of the genus Micaria are recorded from the Crimea: Micaria albovittata (Lucas, 1846); M. blicki sp.n.; M. bosmansi sp.n.; M. coarctata (Lucas, 1846); M. dives (Lucas, 1846); and M. rossica Thorell, 1875. M. coarctata is new for the Crimea, and hence new to Ukraine. Earlier records of M. formicaria (Sundevall, 1831), M. guttulata (C.L. Koch, 1839) and M. pulicaria (Sundevall, 1831) from the Crimea were based on misidentifications and actually belong to M. albovittata, M. bosmansi sp.n. and M. blicki sp.n., respectively. For all species diagnostic drawings, distribution, spatial distribution and phenology are provided.

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