Marusik Yu.M. 2017. Redescription of the holotype of Larinia vara Kauri, 1950 (Aranei: Araneidae) from South Africa, with establishing of a new combination // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.3: 245–247 [in English].

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KEY WORDS: Larinia, Mangorini, Araneini, Araneae, new combination, SAR, Transvaal, Kwazulu-Natal.

ABSTRACT. The holotype male of Larinia vara Kauri, 1950 known only from Kwazulu-Natal is redescribed. It was found that species does not belong to Larinia Simon, 1874 or any other genera of Mangorini. Judging from the somatic characters it is most close to Atea C.L. Koch, 1837, a genus currently considered as junior synonym of Araneus Clerk, 1757 sensu lato. Because of this a new combination Araneus varus (Kauri, 1950) comb.n. is suggested.

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