Arachnologische Mitteilungen

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DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit1202
Author(s): RuĹžicka, V. & J. Hajer
Year: 1996
Title: Spiders (Araneae) of stony debris in North Bohemia.
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Issue: Heft 12
Pages: 46-56
Abstract: The arachnofauna was studied at five stony debris sites in northern Bohemia. In Central Europe, the northern and montane species inhabiting cold places live not only on mountain tops and peat bogs but also on the lower edges of boulder debris, where air streaming through the system of inner compartments gives rise to an exceedingly cold microclimate. At such cold sites, spiders can live either on bare stones (Bathyphantes simillimus, Wubanoides uralensis), or in the rich layers of moss and lichen (Diplocentria bidentata). Kratochviliella bicapitata exhibits a diplostenoecious occurence in stony debris and on the tree bark. Latithorax faustus and Theonoe minutissima display diplostenoecious occurence in stony debris and on peat bogs. The occurence of the species Scotina celans in the Czech Republic was documented for the first time.
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Keywords: Spiders, stony debris, microclimate, geographic distribution

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