First record of spider Tegenaria ferruginea (Panzer, 1804) from Belarus with notes on overwintering

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First record of the spider Tegenaria ferruginea (Panzer, 1804) from Belarus, along with taxonomic diagnosis and photographs are presented. Contrary to the expectations, males and females were found during overwintering in the silken sac in the fort of Brest, Belarus.

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