Marusik Yu.M.1, Zonstein S.L.2 2014. A synopsis of Middle East Filistata (Aranei: Filistatidae), with description of a new species from Azerbaijan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.2: 199–205 [in English].

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

2 Department of Zoology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Spider, cribellate, new species, distribution, taxonomy, Naxзэvan, Turkey, Iran.

ABSTRACT. A survey of Filistata Latreille, 1810 occurring in the Middle East is provided. Two species occur in region: the trans-Mediterranean F. insidiatrix (Forsskål, 1775) and the new species, F. lehtineni sp.n., from Azerbaijan. The two species are illustrated and a detailed description is provided for the new species. The distribution of F. insidiatrix is briefly discussed and a map showing the ranges of both species is presented.

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