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Arachnids from the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of the PJ Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones)
Greenhouses, with relatively stable temperature and humidity conditions, represent a suitable environment for a variety of different invertebrates. Depending on the cultivated plants, size of the…
First record of a schizomid, Stenochrus portoricensis (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae), in Slovakia
Schizomids can be found in leaf litter, under rocks, in caves and other subterranean voids, in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world, demonstrating their ability to withstand long-distance transport by human commerce.
First record of the exotic spitting spider Scytodes fusca (Araneae, Scytodidae) in Central Europe from Germany and Slovakia.
The spitting spider Scytodes fusca Walckenaer, 1837 is recorded for the first time in Central Europe from both Germany and Slovakia. The species was found in two localities, within the Botanical…
Pannonic salt marshes revealed six new spiders to Slovakia (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Linyphiidae, Lycosidae, Theridiidae)
Inland salt marshes and salt steppes are among the most endangered types of habitats listed in the Habitats Directive. The understanding of this fauna is poor although many rare species live here.…
A first record of Glyphesis taoplesius (Linyphiidae, Araneae) from Slovakia
This paper presents new data, characteristic features, standard body measurements and illustrations of the rare European linyphiid spider Glyphesis taoplesius Wunderlich, 1969; which is recorded here…
A revised annotated checklist of louse flies (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) from Slovakia
The louse fly fauna of Slovakia increases to 19 species: 12 autochtonous species and seven rare, non-native species only occasionally imported to Slovakia or migrating to the country with their hosts.
More than a medical condition: Qualitative analysis of media representations of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Abstract The aim of our research is to explore how Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are represented in the Slovak media. Data consisted of text documents from the Newton media database. Search…
A revision of the Holarctic genus Larinioides Caporiacco, 1934 (Araneae: Araneidae).
Seven species are recognised, of which one is transferred from Araneus Clerck, 1757 as a new combination, Larinioides jalimovi (Bakhvalov, 1981) comb, and four new synonyms are proposed.
Carinostoma elegans new to the Slovakian harvestmen fauna (Opiliones, Dyspnoi, Nemastomatidae)
A new genus and species of small harvestman was found for the first time in Slovakia - Carinostoma elegans (Sorensen, 1894) and photographs of both sexes of C. elegans are provided.
A new combination expands the range of the African araneid spider Singafrotypa (Araneae, Araneidae)
Abstract Study of the syntype of Larinioides subinermis, a species known from Ethiopia only, revealed that it actually belongs to Singafrotypa Benoit, 1962. We redescribe Singafrotypa subinermis…