Russel-Smith A. 2014. Spiders from the Ionian islands of Kerkyra (Corfu) and Lefkada, Greece (Arachnida: Aranei) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.3: 285–300 [in English].

1, Bailiffs Cottage, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0JU, the UK.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, Greece, Ionian islands, faunistic list.

ABSTRACT. A list of spiders collected from the Ionian islands of Kerkyra and Lefkada is provided together with a list of all previously published records. Information is provided on collection localities, habitats and geographic distribution of all species recorded. A total of 94 species were collected in Kerkyra, of which 37 had not been previously recorded. 98 species were collected in Lefkada, of which 71 were new records for the island. Currently, 243 spider species are recorded from Kerkyra and 117 species from Lefkada. Five species collected were new records for Greece: Agyneta mollis, Tenuiphantes herbicola (Lefkada), Trichoncus sordidus (Kerkyra), Tmarus stellio (Kerkyra) and Xysticus cor (Lefkada). The results are discussed in relation to similar studies on other Greek islands and it is concluded that the fauna of both islands remains poorly known.

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