Check List 19(5): 713-718, doi: 10.15560/19.5.713
Xysticus grallator Simon, 1932 new to mainland Italy (Araneae, Thomisidae)
expand article infoTobias Bauer, Raffaele Falato§, Paolo Pantini|
‡ State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany§ Associazione Italiana di Aracnologia, Cerreto Sannita, Italy| Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali “Enrico Caffi”, Bergamo, Italy
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Xysticus grallator Simon, 1932 is a little-known species of crab spider distributed in the western Mediterranean region. We present new records of this species from mainland Italy, together with images of living and preserved specimens, the copulatory organs, and the habitat. A map of literature records provides insights into the known distribution of this species. Additionally, we show that a historical record of Xysticus pavesii O. Pickard- Cambridge, 1873 by L. di Caporiacco is misidentified and in fact the first record of X. grallator on the Italian Peninsula.
Check list, crab spider, Iberian Peninsula, monitoring, Sardinia, Spain, rare species