Check List 10(1): 207-208, doi: 10.15560/10.1.207
New record and distribution of Loxosceles amazonica Gertsch, 1967 (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the state of Ceará, Brazil
expand article infoRaul Azevedo, Paulo Marcelo De Souza Texeira§, Rômmulo Celly Lima Siqueira§, Antonio D. Brescovit|
‡ Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Brazil§ Faculdade INTA, Laboratório de Parasitologia, Brazil| Instituto Butantan, Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas, Brazil
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The spiders of the genus Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832 have a wide distribution in tropical and temperate regions and 30 species have been recorded for South America. The amazonica group is represented only by Loxosceles amazonica, and there are records from the north, midwest and northeast of Brazil. The aim of this note is to present a new record of L. amazonica for the municipal district of Sobral, in the state of Ceará, Brazil and produce a check-list of this species in this state.
Araneae; Sicariidae; Loxosceles amazonica; new record; Ceará; Brazil