Spiders (Araneae) of olive groves and adjacent semi-natural habitats from central Italy
Spinnen (Araneae) aus Olivenhainen und benachbarten naturnahen Lebensräumen in Mittelitalien
In the Monte Pisano area (Tuscany, central Italy), spiders were collected within two research projects during three years (2010, 2013, 2014). Olive groves and adjacent semi-natural habitats (wood and Mediterranean garrigue) were investigated with three sampling methods (pitfall trapping, beating at branches and hand collection in the canopy). A total of 148 species was identified. The ground spider (Gnaphosidae) Zelotes fulvaster (Simon, 1878) was recorded for the first time in Italy.
canopy, epigeon, Mediterranean garrigue, Monte Pisano, wood, Zelotes fulvaster