Trochosa urbana O. P.-Cambridge, 1876

Zonstein, Sergei, Marusik, Yuri & Omelko, Mikhail, 2015, A survey of spider taxa new to Israel (Arachnida: Araneae), Zoology in the Middle East 61 (4), pp. 372-385: 378

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/09397140.2015.1095525

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scientific name

Trochosa urbana O. P.-Cambridge, 1876
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Trochosa urbana O. P.-Cambridge, 1876  

Trochosa urbana   O. P.- Cambridge, 1876: 601, pl. 60, f. 14 (♂♀) Lycosa urbana: Denis, 1947  : 32, pl. 1, f. 6‒7 (♂♀)

For a complete synonym listing and references, see the World Spider Catalog (2015). Material. ISRAEL: Eastern Galilee: Lake Hula, 27.iv.2010 (L. Friedman & C. Drees) – 5♂, 1♀ ( TAU   ); Lake Kinneret, Degania , 26.iv.2010 (L. Friedman & C. Drees) – 6♂ ( TAU)   .

Comments. Trochosa urbana   was originally described from Egypt. Roewer (1955) transferred it to Geolycosa Montgomery, 1904   , although the species lacks tibial scopula (a key character of Geolycosa   ) and has a carapace pattern and male palp typical for Trochosa   . Here, we transfer this species back to Trochosa   . Although T. urbana   is broadly distributed (North, Central Africa, Seychelles to India), it was not previously reported from Israel.

TAU

Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae

Genus

Trochosa