Marusik Yu.M.1, Omelko M.M.2, Simonov P.S.3 2020. A redescription of Aculepeira matsudae (Aranei: Araneidae), a species recently found in Far East Russia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.1: 121–126 [in English].
1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, FEB RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Federal Scientific Center of East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690022, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
3 Pacific Geographical Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Radio Str. 7, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. Aculepeira matsudae Tanikawa, 1994, a species previously known from Central Hokkaido is reported from Far East Russia for the first time. Previously it was recorded in Khabarovsk and Maritime Provinces as Aculepeira cf. matsudae. The species is redescribed in detail, and an updated diagnosis is provided as well as comparisons with two other species occurring in Far East Russia. The status of species assigned to Aculepeira that occur in the Neotropical Realm is briefly discussed.
KEY WORDS: Araneae, Far East Asia, Primorskii Krai, Khabarovskii Krai.