Ultra rare Paraplectana sakaguchii Uyemura, 1938 (Araneae:Araneidae) new to Korean spider fauna

  • Lee, Sue Yeon (Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yoo, Jung Sun (Department of Exhibition and Education, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Kim, Seung Tae (Life and Environment Research Institute, Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2015.01.16
  • Accepted : 2015.02.25
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Paraplectana sakaguchii Uyemura, 1938 is a ultra rare species belonging to Araneidae worldwide. This species was collected by sweep net between the shrubs at the foot of mountainous region in August, 2012. This species is briefly described and illustrated in this report. The spider genus Paraplectana is also newly recorded to Korean spider fauna.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources


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