Omelko M.M.1,2, Marusik Yu.M.3, Koponen S.4 2011. A survey of the East Palaearctic Lycosidae (Aranei). 8. The genera Pirata Sundevall, 1833 and Piratula Roewer, 1960 in the Russian Far East // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.20. No.3: 195–232 [in English].

1 Gornotayezhnaya Station FEB RAS, Gornotayezhnoe Vil., Ussuriyski Dist., Primorski krai 692533 Russia. E-mail:

2 Far Eastern Federal University, Sukhanova 8, Vladivostok 690950 Russia.

3 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000 Russia. E-mail:

4 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku Finland. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.20.3.05

KEY WORDS: Aranei, wolf spiders, Siberia, Primorski krai, new species, new synonymy, new combination.

ABSTRACT. Spiders belonging to Pirata from the Russian Far East have been surveyed and 14 species are illustrated. Morphological analysis of the northern Holarctic species of Pirata revealed that the genus Piratula can be removed from synonymy with Pirata. New diagnoses are provided for the two genera. Species and genus specific characters were surveyed. Twenty-five species occurring in the northern Holarctic are transferred into Piratula and 22 new combinations are established: Piratula hygrophila (Thorell, 1872), P. borea (Tanaka, 1974) comb.n., P. canadensis (Dondale et Redner, 1981) comb.n., P. cantralli (Wallace et Exline, 1978) comb.n., P. clercki (Bösenberg et Strand, 1906) comb.n., P. denticulata (Liu, 1987) comb.n., P. gigantea (Gertsch, 1934) comb.n., P. hiroshii (Tanaka, 1986) comb.n., P. hokkaidensis (Tanaka, 2003) comb.n., P. hurkai (Buchar, 1966) comb.n., P. insularis (Emerton, 1885) comb.n., P. iriomotensis (Tanaka, 1989) comb.n., P. knorri (Scopoli, 1763), P. latitans (Blackwall, 1841), P. longjiangensis (Yan et al., 1997) comb.n., P. meridionalis (Tanaka, 1974) comb.n., P. minuta (Emerton, 1885) comb.n., P. montigena (Liu, 1987) comb.n., P. piratoides (Bösenberg et Strand, 1906) comb.n., P. procurva (Bösenberg et Strand, 1906) comb.n., P. serrulata (Song et Wang, 1984) comb.n., P. tanakai (Brignoli, 1983) comb.n., P. tenuisetacea (Chai, 1987) comb.n., P. yaginumai (Tanaka, 1974) comb.n. and P. yesoensis (Tanaka, 1985) comb.n. It is highly likely that the southern Nearctic genus Sosilaus Simon, 1898 should also be removed from synonymy with Pirata.

Two African species were transferred from Pirata to Trochosa: Trochosa fabella (Karsch, 1879), comb.n. and Trochosa mossambicus (Roewer, 1960), comb.n. Three species names are synonymized with Pirata subpiraticus (Bösenberg et Strand, 1906): P. haploapophysis Chai, 1987, syn.n., P. blabakensis Barrion et Litsinger, 1995, syn.n. and P. luzonensis Barrion et Litsinger, 1995, syn.n. Pirata zelotes Wallace et Exline, 1978 is synonymised with P. praedo Kulczy?ski, 1885. One new species, Piratula logunovi sp.n. is described from Maritime Province, Russia. One species of Pirata (P. subpiraticus) and three species of Piratula (P. canadensis, P. piratoides and P. tanakai) are reported from Russia for the first time.

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