Marusik Yu.M.1, Kovblyuk M.M.2,3, Nadolny A.A.2 2009. A survey of Lathys Simon, 1884, from Crimea with resurrection of Scotolathys Simon, 1884 (Aranei: Dictynidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.18. No.12: 2133 [in English].

1 Institute of Biological Problems of the North, RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000 Russia. E-mail:

2 Zoology Department, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Str. 4, Simferopol 95007 Ukraine. 3 E-mail:

KEY WORDS: spiders, Lathys, Scotolathys, Ukraine, Mediterranean, Crimea, revalidation.

ABSTRACT. Four species of Lathys have been found on the Crimean Peninsula: L. humilis (Blackwall, 1855); L. stigmatisata (Menge, 1869), L. simplex (Simon, 1884) and Lathys sp. (female only) belonging to the L. stigmatisata-group. All species are illustrated. The male of L. simplex (Simon, 1884) is described for the first time. The discovery of the male of the latter species permitted revalidation of Scotolathys Simon, 1884 (type species S. simplex Simon, 1884), earlier thought to be a synonym of Lathys. New diagnoses for Lathys and Scotolathys are provided.

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