Esyunin S.L.*, Tuneva T.K.** 2012. On two rare spider species of the genus Alopecosa Simon, 1885 (Aranei: Lycosidae) from the South Urals // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.21. No.3: 269–272 [in English].

* Perm State University, Bukireva Str. 15, Perm 614990 Russia. E-mail:

** Institute of Plants and Animals Ecology Ural branch RAS, 202, 8 March Str., Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620144,

KEY WORDS: Spider, Lycosidae, Alopecosa, the southern Transuralia.

ABSTRACT. A rare wolf-spider species Alopecosa azsheganovae Esyunin, 1996 is redescribed on the basis of specimens collected from the type locality: Troitskii Reserve, the southern Transuralia. New records, diagnosis and ecological data are given for Alopecosa kungurica Esyunin, 1996. The solivaga species group is defined to include not less than 11 species predominantly distributed in Asia.

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