A New Species of the Genus Macrargus (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Micronetinae) from the North-East of Ukraine and Redescription of Two Related Species

V. Gnelitsa 1  and S. Koponen 2
  • 1 Sumy State Makarenko Teacher's Training University, Romenskaya str. 87 Sumy, 40000 Ukraine
  • 2 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, Turku, FI-20014 Finland

A New Species of the Genus Macrargus (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Micronetinae) from the North-East of Ukraine and Redescription of Two Related Species

Macrargus sumyensis Gnelitsa et Koponen, sp. n. is described from the North-East of Ukraine. Two closely related species of the genus Macrargus Dahl, 1886, Macrargus boreus Holm, 1968 and M. multesimus (O.-P. Cambridge, 1875), are redescribed and illustrated in detail.

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