Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit3704
Author(s): Isaia, M., G. Osella & G. Pannunzio
Year: 2009
Title: Hygropetric and litter-inhabiting spiders (Araneae) from the Abruzzo Apennines (Central Italy)
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Issue: Heft 37
Pages: 15-26
Abstract: We present the results of a study of spider material extracted by means of Berlese apparatus from wet mosses and by litter sieving in broadleaf woods within several natural reserves of the Abruzzo region (Central Italy). The main aim of the work is to contribute to the knowledge of the spider fauna of the Apennines; currently one of the lesser known in Italy. In total, 520 individual spiders, belonging to 49 species and 14 families were collected. The most abundant and diverse family was Linyphiidae, with 278 individuals belonging to 22 species. Altogether we provide 28 new records for the Abruzzo region, including two species of Theridiidae, 20 of Linyphiidae, four of Hahniidae and two of Thomisidae. We also present additional unpublished records of several rare, litter-inhabiting species collected by litter sieving in the same area. Data on habitat preferences and details on the Italian distribution of the rarest species are presented.
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Keywords: Berlese apparatus, Dysderidae, Linyphiidae, litter sieving, National Park of Gran Sasso, National Park of Monti della Laga, regional fauna

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