Zamani A, Marusik YM, Soofi M, Koponen S, Caleb JTD & Šestáková A
First record of Poltys nagpurensis (Araneae: Araneidae) from Iran
Erstnachweis von Poltys nagpurensis (Araneae: Araneidae) im Iran
A female specimen of Poltys (Araneidae) is reported from southern Iran, representing the first record of the genus for the whole Middle East and its westernmost record in the entire Asian region. The specimen was identified as Poltys nagpurensis Tikader, 1982, previously known only from central and western India. Since the Iranian specimen differs in habitus morphology (but not in the epigyne), a brief description and comparison to the holotype with photos of the habitus and copulatory organs are provided.
Aranei, fauna, India, orb-weaver spider