Zamani A.1, Marusik Yu.M.2 2020. Two new species of Araniella (Aranei: Araneidae) from Western Himalaya, with notes on species reported from India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.3: 361–366 [in English].

1 Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, University of Turku, FI-20014, Finland. E-mail:

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

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.3.09

ABSTRACT: Araniella Chamberlin et Ivie, 1942 from India is surveyed. As a result, two new species, A. levii sp.n. and A. maasdorpi sp.n., are described on the basis of male specimens from high altitudes of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, northern India, and a new combination is established for Araniella nympha (Simon, 1889), comb.n. (ex. Araneus). Comments are provided for three other species known from this country.

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Araneus, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, orb-web spiders, new combination, Oriental realm.

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