Esyunin S.L.1, Sozontov A.N.2 2016. On a new Eurasian species of Dictyna Sundevall, 1833 (Aranei: Dictynidae), with taxonomic notes on poorly known Palaearctic Dictyna species // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.25. No.2: 199–206 [in English].

1 Perm State University, Bukireva Street 15, Perm, 614600 Russia. E-mail:

2 Udmurt State University, Universitetskaya Str. 1/1, Izhevsk, 426034 Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Dictynidae, spiders, new species, new combinations.

ABSTRACT. A new species Dictyna sinuata sp.n. (?) is described from the steppe zone of Orenburg Area, Russia. This species belongs to the arundinacea species group and is closely related to the North American D. bostoniensis Emerton, 1888, from which it can readily be distinguished by the shape of conductor, the smaller body size, and the body coloration. New combinations are proposed for five species names (all ex. Dictyna): Nigma albida (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1885) comb.n., Sudesna flavipes (Hu, 2001) comb.n., Bannaella lhasana (Hu, 2001) comb.n., Nigma nangquianensis (Hu, 2001) comb.n. and Brigittea varians (Spassky, 1952) comb.n. Dictyna xinjiangensis Song, Wang et Yang, 1985, syn.n., is synonymized with Brigittea varians (Spassky, 1952). The earlier synonymy is confirmed: Dictyna felis Bцsenberg et Strand, 1906 = Dictyna paitaensis Schenkel, 1953 syn.rev. Four species of Dictyna known from the females are to be treated as insertae sedis: “Dictynalinzhiensis Hu, 2001, “Dictynanamulinensis Hu, 2001, “Dictynatristis Spassky, 1952 and “Dictynazhangmuensis Hu, 2001.

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