Thomisidae, Sundevall, 1833

Naumova, Maria, Blagoev, Gergin & Deltshev, Christo, 2021, Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae), Zootaxa 4984 (1), pp. 228-257: 249-253

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4984.1.18

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:05948731-53D9-4EA5-8ED9-8DA99548AA07

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6667B114-FFB4-5A2A-FF53-5BC53EAA39C6

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Plazi

scientific name

Thomisidae
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Thomisidae 

Heriaeus zhalosni Komnenov, 2017 

Figs 21A– GView FIGURES 21

Material. 1 ♀, 1 imm (NMNHS), Slavyanka Mts , near Petrovo village, N 41.4082 ˚, E 23.5257 ˚, 1100 m, 28.06.1937GoogleMaps  , 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 1 imm (NMNHS), 11.06.1938, Y. Tsonkov leg.; 1 ♀ (NMNHS), Slavyanka Mts , Tsarev Vrah Peak, above Paril village, N 41.4144 ˚, E 23.6656 ˚, 1100 m, 29.06.1937, P. Drensky leg.GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ (NMNHS), Slavyanka Mts , moun- tain ridge, N 41.3849 ˚, E 23.5904 ˚, 1730 m, 14.07.1971, C. Deltshev leg.GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ (NMNHS), Slavyanka Mts , Parilski Dol place, N 41.4070 ˚, E 23.6553 ˚, 1000–1400 m, 07– 10.06.1988, M. Todorov leg.GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ (IBER), Slavyanka Mts , Lehovo village, N 41.4081 ˚, E 23.4936 ˚, 531 m, 13.06.2017, M. Naumova leg.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Known only from Greece and North Macedonia ( Helsdingen et al. 2018, Nentwig et al. 2021). Here we provide new photographs of the male habitus and palp ( Figs 21A–DView FIGURES 21) and the female habitus, epigyne and vulva ( Figs. 21E–GView FIGURES 21) that correspond well with the ones in the original description of the species.

Monaeses israeliensis Levy, 1973 

Figs 22A– GView FIGURES 22

Material. 1 ♂ (IBER), Struma valley , Strumyani village, N 41.6184 ˚, E 23.2269 ˚, 167 m, 29.05.2017, M. Naumova leg., loose grasses on sandstonesGoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ (IBER), Struma valley , Kresna gorge, Tisata Reserve, N 41.7686 ˚, E 23.1518 ˚, 230 m, 15.05.2020, M. Naumova leg., dry grasslandGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Known from Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Central Asia and China ( Bosmans et al. 2019; Yuan et al. 2019). Our material fits quite well to the original description and the available figures of the species both in habitus ( Figs 22D–EView FIGURES 22) and genital structures ( Figs 22A–C, F–GView FIGURES 22). Only the shape of spermathecae and copulatory ducts ( Fig. 22GView FIGURES 22) fit less to the figure in Levy (1973), but quite well to the photos in Yuan et al. (2019).

Xysticus kaznakovi Utochkin, 1968 

Figs 23A– CView FIGURES 23

Material. 1 ♂ (IBER), Slavyanka Mts , Lehovo village, N 41.4111 ˚, E 23.4986 ˚, 544 m, 18.05.2009, M. Naumova leg., dry meadowGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Known from Greece, North Macedonia, Turkey, Caucasus ( Russia and Azerbaijan), Iran, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan ( World Spider Catalog 2021). New photographs of the male habitus ( Fig. 23AView FIGURES 23) and palp ( Figs 23B–CView FIGURES 23) are presented.

Xysticus pseudolanio Wunderlich, 1995 

Figs 24A– CView FIGURES 24

Material. 1 ♂ (NMNHS), Western Rhodopes Mts , Batak dam, N 41.9561 ˚, E 24.2137 ˚, 1150 m, 23.06.2017, S. Indzhov leg., path near Pinus sp.  forest edgeGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Known from three localities in Turkey (Artvin, Bolu and Kayseri provinces) and one in Georgia (Caucasus: Lagodekhi Reserve) ( Demir & Seyyar 2019; Otto & Japoshvili 2018; Wunderlich 1995). New species for the Balkans. Photographs of the male palp ( Figs 24A–CView FIGURES 24) are provided for the first time (see also Discussion).

Xysticus thessalicus Simon, 1916 

Figs 25A– CView FIGURES 25

Material. 1 ♀ (IBER), Slavyanka Mts , Lehovo village, N 41.4111 ˚, E 23.4986 ˚, 544 m, 18.05.2009, M. Naumova leg., dry meadowGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Reported from Albania, Croatia, Greece, Israel and Turkey ( World Spider Catalog 2021). New photographs of the female habitus ( Fig. 25AView FIGURES 25), epigyne ( Fig. 25BView FIGURES 25) and vulva ( Fig. 25CView FIGURES 25) are presented.