Materials to the spider fauna (Araneae) of the steppe gullies of the lower Dnipro valley


  • A. M. Iosypchuk V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kherson State University, 27, Universytetska St., Kherson, 73003, UKRAINE; e-mail:



Kherson Region, Ukraine, protected nature areas


Today, due to the significant agricultural use of the lands of southern Ukraine, true steppes have been preserved only in protected areas or in the gully ecosystems, especially on the right bank of the Dnipro. The paper presents an annotated list of spider species of the steppe gullies in the lower Dnipro valley. The list includes 126 species from 23 families. Three species are new to Kherson Region: Attulus inopinabilis (Logunov, 1992), Harpactea alexandrae Lazarov, 2006, and Ero koreana Paik, 1967. Steatoda paykulliana (Walckenaer, 1806) is confirmed in the Kherson regional list. Six species were identified as requiring protection. A comparison of the spider faunas of the studied gullies and the gully systems of other regions indicated the relative isolation of the local fauna. Its current preservation is a concern due to hostilities and the occupation of the territory by Russian troops in 2022. 1 tab., 24 refs.


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“Materials to the spider fauna (Araneae) of the steppe gullies of the lower Dnipro valley” (2023) The Kharkov Entomological Society Gazette, 31(2), pp. 26–38. doi:10.36016/KhESG-2023-31-2-3.

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