| SPIDERS OF THE GENERA MICARIA AND APHANTAULAX (ARANEAE, GNAPHOSIDAE) FROM ISRAEL |
GERSHOM LEVY A1
A1 Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University, of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Small gnaphosid spiders of the genera Micaria and Aphantaulax in Israel are revised. Six species of Micaria and two of Aphantaulax are diagnosed and illustrated. The previously unknown female of Micaria corvina Simon, 1878 is described and both sexes are figured for the first time. Micaria dives (Lucas, 1846), Micaria corvina Simon, 1878, and Aphantaulax cincta (L. Koch, 1866) are recorded for the first time from Israel. The following new synonyms are recognized: Micaria pygmaea Kroneberg, 1875; Aphantaulax troxochroides Strand, 1915 = Micaria ignea O.P.-Cambridge, 1872; and Aphantaulax seminigra Simon, 1878 = A. trifasciata (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872).
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