Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Second record of Tegenaria mirifica Thaler, 1987 (Araneae, Agelenidae) for Switzerland - the importance of precise location data.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:A. Bolzern
Journal:Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel
Date Published:2007
ISBN Number:1421-3397
Keywords:[Switzerland / / New records with species identification discussion]., Eurasia, Europe, Land zones, Palaearctic region, Tegenaria mirifica, Tegenaria mirifica (Araneae): [New record]., Tegenaria silvestris, Tegenaria silvestris (Araneae): [New record]., Tegenaria tridentina, Tegenaria tridentina (Araneae): [New record].

<p>Of the 11 Tegenaria species known from Switzerland, T. mirifica and T. tridentina can only be found in the Alps. Because specimens of the rare species, T. mirifica. are needed for a taxonomic project, a three day collecting expedition has been carried out. Due to the very exact descriptions of the finding site in Ramosch (Grisons), several specimens of the wanted species could he found. At other sites only specimens of T. tridentina and T. silvestris have been collected. This result shows the importance of exact description of finding sites, both geographically and ecologically.</p>

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