Contribution to the knowledge of Araneae (Arachnida) in Maleshevo, North Macedonia

Vol 25 No 1 (2022): Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium

  • Dragan Matevski Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Christo Deltshev Department of Forest Nature Conservation, Faculty of Forest Science and Ecology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Aleksandra Cvetkovska Gjorgjievska Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Stoyan Lazarov National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Dana Prelić Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Abstract

A total of 58 species from 16 families (Agelenidae – 1; Araneidae – 1; Clubionidae – 1; Dictynidae – 1; Gnaphosidae – 15; Linyphiidae – 2; Liocranidae – 3; Lycosidae – 15; Miturgidae – 2; Philodromidae – 4; Phrurolithidae – 1; Pisauridae – 1; Salticidae – 1; Theridiidae – 5; Thomisidae – 4; Zodariidae – 1) were recorded from 3 localities in Maleshevo, North Macedonia. Two of the recorded species are new for the Macedonian fauna: Lathys humilis (Blackwall, 1855) and Episinus maculipes Cavanna, 1876. Both of them are widely distributed in Europe as well as in other parts of the world. Most probably their distribution is not isolated in Maleshevo and these species are distributed in other Macedonian regions as well. The spiders are classified in 14 zoogeographic categories belonging to 4 chorotypes (widely distributed, Euro-pean, Mediterranean and endemics). The widely distributed species are dominant (63.79%), followed by the European (31.03%), Mediterranean (3.45%) and endemic species (1.72%).

Published
Dec 6, 2022
How to Cite
MATEVSKI, Dragan et al. Contribution to the knowledge of Araneae (Arachnida) in Maleshevo, North Macedonia. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 1, p. 59-66, dec. 2022. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <http://acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/acta.musmacsinat.mk>. Date accessed: 02 june 2023.