Marusik Yu.M.1, Omelko M.M.2, Simonov P.S.3, Mi Xiaoqi4. 2020. A survey of Alenatea Song et Zhu, 1999 (Aranei: Araneidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.4: 487–494 [in English].

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

2 Federal Scientific Center of East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, FEB RAS, Vladivostok 690022, Russia. E-mail:

3 Pacific Geographical Institute, FEB RAS, Radio Str. 7, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia E-mail:

4 College of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering and Planning, Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization in the Fanjing Mountain Region, Tongren University, Tongren 554300, Guizhou, China. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.4.12

ABSTRACT. Alenatea Song et Zhu, 1999, a genus currently known from three species distributed in the southeastern Palaearctic, is briefly surveyed, and the relationships of the genus are discussed. The previously unknown male of A. wangi Zhu et Song, 1999 is described, and both sexes of A. fuscocolorata (Bösenberg et Strand, 1906) (the generotype) and the female of A. wangi are redescribed in detail. The possible synonymy of A. touxie Zong et Zhu, 1999 with A. wangi is discussed, and a new combination is proposed as A. acusiseta (Zhu et Song, 1994) comb.n. (ex. Araneus).

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Far East Asia, Primorskii Krai.

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