Mikhailov K.G. 2012. The spider fauna of Russia and adjacent regions: a 2009 update // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.21. No.2: 165–168 [in English].

Zoological Museum MGU, Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str. 6, Moscow 125009 Russia. E-mail: mikhailov2000@gmail.com

Key words: spiders, Russia, former Soviet Union republics, physiographical areas, fauna, catalogue.

Abstract. Recent (2009) calculations of the spider species richness in Russia, and in the former Soviet Union (FSU) republics, as well as in the main physiographical areas are provided as compared to earlier data. As of 31st December 2009, 3,249 spider species were reported from the FSU territories, including 2,297 species from Russia. Updated forecasts of the total spider faunas of the FSU and Russia are given.

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