Polchaninova N.Yu.1, Gnelitsa V.A.2, Evtushenko K.V.3, Singaevsky E.N.4 2017. An annotated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of the National Nature Park ‘Buzkyi Hard’ (Mykolaiv Area, Ukraine) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.3: 253–272 [in English].

1 V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Maidan Svobody, 4, Kharkiv 61022 Ukraine. E-mail: n.polchaninova@karazin.ua

2 Sumy State University, Rimsky-Korsakov Str. 2, Sumy 40007 Ukraine. E-mail: gnelitsav@gmail.com

3 I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine, B. Khmelnytsky Str., 15, Kyiv 01601 Ukraine. E-mail: evt@izan.kiev.ua

4 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Volodymyrska Str., 64/13, Kyiv 01601 Ukraine. E-mail: filantus@gmail.com

Key words: spiders, European fauna, list of species, conservation areas.

ABSTRACT. The present annotated checklist of spiders of the National Nature Park ‘Buzkyi Hard’ (Mykolaiv Area, Ukraine) is based on the author’s material collected in 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012, and 2013. The list includes 266 species of 28 families recorded in the habitats typical of the lower Pivdennyi Buh River region: granite outcrops, forb-bunchgrass steppe, dry and mesic meadows, rocky and floodplain forests, tree plantations, wetlands. It is the first results of long-term arachnological studies in this area. Records of the rare species with mosaic distribution (Neottiura suaveolens, Cyclosa sierrae, Dysdera lata), as well as the species having geographic boundaries in the area at hand (Canariphantes nanus, Mimetus laevigatus, Agyneta saaristoi, Zelotes apricorum), confirm the high conservation value of the National Nature Park ‘Buzkyi Hard’.

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