New Records of Araneae from Armenia


  • Zarikian A N Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydro-Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, P. Sevak str. 7, Yerevan



Araneae, Arachnida, Armenia, Caucasus, fauna, Cheiracanthiidae, Eresidae, Gnaphosidae, Pholcidae, Eresus kollari, Pholcus alticeps, Holocnemus pluchei, Cheiracanthium erraticum, Drassodes lapidosus, Aphantaulax cincta


This study reports new records of spiders under few families from Armenia. These add to the checklist of the families Cheiracanthiidae Wagner, 1887; Eresidae C L Koch, 1845; Gnaphosidae Pocock, 1898; and Pholcidae C L Koch, 1850. The results include twelve species of which six are new records from Armenia, and include Eresus kollari Rossi, 1846; Pholcus alticeps Spassky, 1932; Holocnemus pluchei (Scopoli, 1763); Cheiracanthium erraticum (Walckenaer, 1802); Drassodes lapidosus (Walckenaer, 1802); and Aphantaulax cincta (L. Koch, 1866). Notes on the habitat and distributions are given.


Download data is not yet available.




How to Cite

Zarikian A N. (2022). New Records of Araneae from Armenia. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(4), 757–760.



Research Articles


Jones-Walters L M. 1989. Keys to the families of British spiders, AID-GAP Shrewsbury Field Studies Council. 78 pp.

Kulczyński L. 1895. Araneae a Dre G. Horvath in Bessarabia, Chersoneso Taurico, Transcaucasia et Armenia Russica collectae. Természtrajzi Füzetek. 18: 3-38.

Mikhailov K G 1988. Contribution to the spider fauna of the genus Micaria Westring, 1851 of the USSR. I (Aranei, Gnaphosidae). Spixiana. 10: 319-334

Mikhailov K G. 1997. Catalogue of the spiders of the of the territories of the former Soviet Union (Arachnida, Aranei). Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University. 416 pp.

Mikhailov K G. 2000. Catalogue of the spiders of the of the territories of the former Soviet Union (Arachnida, Aranei), Addendum 3. Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University. 33 pp.

Nentwig W, Blick T, Bosmans R, Gloor D, Hänggi A, Kropf C. 2020. Spiders of Europe. Version. 08.2020.

Otto S. 2022. Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus. Version 02.2022.

Ovtsharenko V I. 1982. Systematic list of spiders of the family Gnaphosidae (Aranei) of the European part of the USSR and the Caucasus. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie. 61: 830-844

Ovtsharenko V I, Platnick N, Song D X. 1992. A review of the North Asian ground spiders of the genus Gnaphosa (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 212: 1-88.

Ovtsharenko V I, Levy G, Platnick N I. 1994. A review of the ground spider genus Synaphosus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum Novitates. 3095: 1-27

Wershbitsky S. 1902. O paukach Kavkaskovo kraja (De Araneis regionis Caucasicae) Zapiski Kiewskogo obshchestva Estestvoznaniya. 17 (2): 461-504 (in Russian).

World Spider Catalog. 2022. World spider catalog. Version {version number}. Natural History Museum Bern. doi: 10.24436/2

Zarikian N, Kalashian M. 2021. An annotated checklist of spiders deposited in the Arachnida collection of the Institute of Zoology, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia. Part I. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61(1): 11-19.