The First Record from Ukraine of the Spider Monaeses israeliensis (Aranei, Thomisidae), from the Crimea

Keywords: spiders, new record, Cape Aya, Crimea, Ukraine


Monaeses israeliensis Levy, 1973 is recorded from Cape Aya, Crimean Peninsula. This is also the first record of this species in Ukraine. Comments on the geographical distribution and diagnostic illustrations of this species are given.


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How to Cite
Fedoriak, M. M., Kovblyuk, M. M., & Kastrygina , Z. A. (2023). The First Record from Ukraine of the Spider Monaeses israeliensis (Aranei, Thomisidae), from the Crimea. Zoodiversity, 57(5).
Fauna and Systematics