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Common Ground-Living Spiders in Old Taiga Forests of Finland
The Journal of Arachnology
Vol. 27, No. 1, Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Arachnology and a Symposium on Spiders in Agroecosystems (1999), pp. 201-204
Published by: American Arachnological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3705986
Page Count: 4
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Spiders living on the forest floor in six old taiga forests were studied using pitfall traps in 1994 (in Suomussalmi) and 1995 (in Puolanka), central-eastern Finland, ca. 65° N. Seventy-seven species belonging to eleven families were caught. Linyphiidae (s. lat.) dominated both in species and individual numbers. The most common species were Lepthyphantes alacris, Agyneta ramosa, Lepthyphantes antroniensis, Centromerus arcanus and Agyneta subtilis. The fauna found is, in general, typical of old Finnish boreal forests.
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