Gnelitsa V.A.1, Ponomarev A.V.2 2010. A new Centromerus Dahl, 1886 (Aranei: Linyphiidae: Micronetinae) from South of the Russian Plain // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.19. No.4: 265–268 [in English].

1 Sumy State Teacher’s Training University, Romenskaja Str. 87, Sumy 40002, Ukraine, E-mail:

2 Southern Scientific Centre of RAS, Chekhov Str., 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006 Russia, E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.19.4.07

KEY WORDS: Aranei, Linyphiidae, Centromerus, new species, Russian Plain, steppe.

ABSTRACT. Centromerus pratensis sp.n., is described from the southern part of the Russian Plain, and seems to be the smallest known representative of the genus Centromerus Dahl, 1886. The species is most similar to C. piccolo Weiss, 1996 and C. andriescui Weiss, 1987, but differs by the smaller size and by the details of genitalia in both sexes.

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