Contribution to the knowledge of Araneae (Arachnida) in Skopje valley, North Macedonia
Keywords:Balkan peninsula, New faunistic records, urban fauna, spiders
A total of 71 species belonging to 14 families (Araneidae – 1; Dysderidae – 3; Gnaphosidae – 21; Linyphiidae – 6; Liocranidae – 2; Lycosidae – 19; Philodromidae – 2; Pisauridae – 1; Salticidae – 3; Tetragnathidae – 2; Theridiidae – 1; Thomisidae – 4; Titanoecidae – 3; Zodariidae – 2) were registered from three sites in Skopje valley, North Macedonia. Of the registered species, 3 are new for the Macedonian fauna: Hypsosinga sanguinea (C. L. Koch, 1844), Marinarozelotes adriaticus (Caporiaco, 1951) and Zelotes harmeron Levy, 2009. They haven’t been recorded before due to the lack of faunistic research of spiders in R. North Macedonia. The araneofauna is classified into 17 zoogeographic categories combined in 4 chorological complexes (widely distributed, European, Mediterranean and endemics). Widely distributed species are dominant (60,56%), followed by European (21,13%), Mediterranean (11,27%) and endemics (7,04%).
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