ARACHNOLOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT

Doi
10.5431/aramit4311
Autor

Fedoriak M, Rudenko S, Iaroshynska O & Zhukovets E

Jahr
2012
Titel

Spiders (Araneae) of Chernivtsi Сity (Ukraine)

Titel übersetzt

Spiders (Araneae) of Chernivtsi Сity (Ukraine)

Ausgabe

Heft 43

Seiten
37-50
Abstract

The spider fauna of buildings and other urban habitats (city parks, green areas of industrial enterprises, and housing estates) of Chernivtsi city was surveyed. In the period 2002-2011, 212 species belonging to 26 families were recorded. Previous studies found a total of 173 species of spiders belonging to 26 families from the territories which are now included in the city limits of Chernivtsi. Currently, the total spider species list for Chernivtsi includes 260 species of 30 families, of which 125 species (21 families) were recorded both by earlier researchers and by ourselves. The most important reasons for changes in urban spider assemblages are as follows: species habitat change, introduction of alien species, and description of new species unknown in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

Keywords

retrospective analysis; species composition; urban ecosystems