Vasiliev A.I.1, Mikhailov K.G.2 2023. Annotated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Republic of Moldova // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.20. No.3: 307–342 [in English].

1 Institute of Zoology, Moldova State University, Chisinau, MD-2028, Republic of Moldova. E-mail: ORCID 0009-0005-3294-1379

2 Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str. 6, Moscow 125009 Russia. E-mail: ORCID 0000-0002-3304-5470

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.20.3.05

ABSTRACT. This study provides information on all spider species discovered in the Republic of Moldova, supplemented with data from 1947–1985, 2021–2023. The annotated checklist of Araneae of the Republic of Moldova includes 369 species, with 63 new species recorded in Moldova for the first time. The study also provides a historical review of spider research in Moldova and includes ecological and faunistic observations for the identified samples of spiders. Some spider species previously recorded in Moldova are called into question.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, checklist, historical review, inventory, spiders, Moldova.

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