Gnaphosa badia (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in the Ukrainian Carpathians with comments on its distribution
Gnaphosa badia (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in den Ukrainischen Karpaten mit Anmerkungen zu ihrer Verbreitung
An analysis of data on the distribution of the rare spider species Gnaphosa badia (L. Koch, 1866) (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) is presented. Until recently, this species had been recorded in the Carpathian Mountains at two localities: Mt. Chorna Hora (Ukraine, Volcanic Ridge) and the Rodna Mountains (Romania). It was subsequently discovered that the species occurs within the subalpine and alpine zones of the Ukrainian (Eastern) Carpathians, in the Сhornohora and Rakhiv Mountain massifs. Part of the material was included in a checklist of the spiders of the Chornohora Mountain massif. The species compositions of the alpine and subalpine spider communities, which include G. badia, are given. The total distribution of the species is discussed and shown on a map.
alpine zone, Chornohora massif, Rakhiv massif, spider, Ukraine