Eresus

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Eresus
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male E. kollari
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Eresidae
Genus: Eresus
Walckenaer, 1805
Species

See text.

Diversity
c. 20 species

Eresus is a genus of velvet spiders comprising several species. Members of the genus formerly called Eresus cinnaberinus or Eresus niger are now placed in one of three species: Eresus kollari, Eresus sandaliatus and Eresus moravicus.[1] All have been called "ladybird spiders".

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Řezáč, M.; Pekár, S.; Johannesen, J. (2008). "Taxonomic review and phylogenetic analysis of central European Eresus species (Araneae: Eresidae)". Zoologica Scripta 37: 263–287. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00328.x.