Otto S.1, Tanasevitch A.V.2 2015. A new species of Incestophantes Tanasevitch, 1992 from the high mountains of the Caucasus Major (Arachnida: Aranei: Linyphiidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.24. No.1: 107–112 [in English].

1 GutsMuthsstrasse, 42, Leipzig 04177, Germany. E-mail:

2 Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect, 33, Moscow 119071, Russia.

KEY WORDS: spiders, new species, Micronetinae, Caucasus, Georgia, alpine belt.

ABSTRACT. The new species, Incestophantes shetekaurii sp.n., is described from the high mountains of the Caucasus Major (Georgia, 2500 m a.s.l.). This new species is similar to the European-West Siberian I. crucifer (Menge, 1866) and to the Crimean I. australis Gnelitsa, 2009, but differs noticeably in the details of the genitalia in both sexes. The generic position of Bolyphantes lagodekhensis (Tanasevitch, 1990), and its differences to I. shetekaurii sp.n., is briefly discussed and illustrated.

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