Tomasz Rutkowski

Tomasz Rutkowski
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[Psacasta exanthematica (Scopoli, 1763) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) in Poland] This paper presents arguments for excluding Psacasta exanthematica from the list of Heteroptera occuring in Poland.
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The invasive harvestmen Leiobunum sp. A (Arachnida: Opiliones) spread rapidly across Europe. Since the first report from the Netherlands at the beginning of the 21st century its known range covers most of the western and central European countries, reaching Berlin in the East. In this note we report for the first time two new sites from Poland whic...
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New localities of flat-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae) in Poland. New faunistic data on the occurrence of flat-bugs Aradidae in Poland are presented. Data concerning a total of 13 species of flat-bugs are presented, including five species very rarely collected in Poland: Aradus bimaculatus, A. brevicollis, A. erosus, A. truncatus and Mezira...
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New faunistic data on the occurrence of terrestrial true-bugs in Ujście Warty National Park are presented. Field studies were carried out in four localities. In total, the paper presents the data concerning 39 species of Heteroptera.
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The routes followed by migratory bat populations occurring in Italy are practically unknown. We herewith report on the capture of a female Leiskler’s bat Nyctalus leisleri occurred in Poland, Wielkopolska province (Greater Poland), district Ostrzeszów, in a forest near the village of Jesiona. The specimen, caught on 5August 2012, had been previousl...
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New records of rare spiders (Araneae) in Poland. During arachnological researches carried out for different reasons, using various methods in distant places of Poland, we have collected rich faunistic material. Although, main part of spiders assemblages composition usually are common species, there is a share of species that are rarely collected. A...
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Background: Tardigrada (water bears) of the Słowiński National Park (SPN) are almost unknown, with only two species, Mesocrista spitzbergensis (Richters, 1903) and Hypsibius pallidus Thulin, 1911, reported from this area. Taking into consideration intensive changes in tardigrade taxonomy in recent years, large number newly described tardigrades and...
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New data about distribution of spiders (Araneae) on Baltic Coast. The aim of the presented research was to supplement the knowledge on the distribution of spiders on the Baltic Coast. For this purpose, data collected by the authors and provided by other researchers were used. This area was best explored in the second half of the nineteenth century...
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New data on the occurrence of terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in the Wolin Island (Baltic Coast)]. The Heteroptera fauna of the Wolin Island (Baltic Coast) is not well known, although many authors have included fragmentary data in the papers since the 19th century. The present study includes the museum materials stored in the Natural...
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New data on the occurrence of terrestrial true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from northern Poland]. Despite the long tradition of fauna research in northern Poland, the knowledge about the distribution of true bugs in this part of the country is still poor, especially when compared to the southern regions of Poland. The last five years of research...
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The article presents almost one hundred new localities of Pellenes nigrociliatus and P. tripunctatus. The preferred habitats of both species in Poland are dry stony or sandy areas with sparse vegetation. Their presence is strongly connected to the distribution of land snails, whose empty shells are used as a shelter and breeding place. Frequent obs...
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Results of the study on bats wintering in underground objects of the Kostrzyn Fortress (Polish-German border zone) revealed the presence of at least 11 species (without distinguishing between Myotis mys-tacinus and M. brandtii and among species of the genus Pipistrellus). Analysis of long-term changes in the number of animals in regularly surveyed...
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A contribution to the distribution of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland-IV]. This paper continues a series of publications on the distribution of true bugs in Poland. It includes new faunistic data for 273 species of true bugs. In total, data on 33 species previously unreported in 14 zoogeographical regions of Poland are presented, inclu...
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ABSTRAKT: Regularne badania nad zimowaniem nietoperzy w obiektach podziemnych Twierdzy Ko-strzyn prowadzono w latach 2000-2019 na 9 stanowiskach (8 na terenie Polski i 1 na terenie Niemiec). Badano fortyfikacje i inne podziemia na terenie Kostrzyna nad Odrą (bastiony i piwnice) oraz forty ota-czające miasto. Wykazano 11 gatunków nietoperzy. Do najl...
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First record of Solenopsis fugax (Latreille, 1798 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sandomierska Lowland. Solenopsis fugax is an ant species living in close proximity of nests of other ant species, where it predates on their brood and food. Due to its small size and cryptic life style it is rarely collected. Over a dozen known sites of this species is d...
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The importance of dead wood in forest ecosystems for the existence of invertebrates has been widely discussed in the literature. The major aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that the presence of dead wood in forests considerably increases the species diversity of Uropodina (Acari: Parasitiformes) communities in a given area. The areas sele...
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New data about the occurrence of two spider species with similar habitat requirements are presented. Both prefer very warm, dry and open environments and are rarely collected in Poland. New localities are extending the known range of Zelotes erebeus in Europe northwards and enriching our knowledge about the distribution of very rarely collected to...
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This work describes two flights of the common noctule Nyctalus noctula ringed in Ger-many to western Poland (approximately 182 km and 233 km). Flights are unusual, because bats from Germany in the autumn usually travel to places of hibernation to the south and southwest. Probably climate changes (higher temperatures during the winter in this part o...
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The article presents long-term data on the migration of the greater mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis) between Poland and Germany. Thirty five migrating individuals were recorded. Most often, bats migrated northeastwards or eastwards from the ringing area. in three cases, a southeastward migration was recorded. Bats migrated from breeding colonies or...
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New data on the distribution of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in southeastern Poland]. Due to its climatic conditions and being a gate for migration of species from southeastern Europe, Southeastern Poland is one of the most interesting parts of the country from a faunistic point of view. The natural values of this region are protected by Bies...
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New data on the distribution of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Masurian Lake District]. The Masurian Lakeland is well known for its tourist values, with plenty of lakes, forests, and historic sites offering a wide variety of activities. It is also an area with outstanding nature linked to its early postglacial geomorphology-most notably lake...
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1. Burrows are specific structures created by animals, characterised by specific conditions different from those in the surrounding environment. Therefore, burrows may play a role for many other animals than their owners. To test this view, we have chosen the burrows of red foxes Vulpes vulpes and badgers Meles meles, two main burrow dwellers from...
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Yllenus arenarius is a medium-sized jumping spider inhabiting bare areas of sandy dunes. This species has been known in Poland so far from less than 40 sites. This work presents the next 11 ones including the first localities in Małopolska Upland and Upper Silesia. Moreover, the first localities in Bory Tucholskie and Ujście Warty National Parks ar...
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New distributional data con-cerning 142 species of true-bugs collected in Western Sudetes are presented. Among them 26 species are recorded for the first time for this region. Short overview of history of research in the area is given. An attempt was also made to estimate the number of true bug species inhabiting the Western Sudetes.
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Bird and mammal nests provide microhabitats that support a range of other species, including invertebrates. However, the variation between communities of nest-dwelling invertebrates in different nests is poorly understood. The major aim of this study was to analyze the assemblage structure of mites from the suborder Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata)...
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This paper is a continuation of a series of publications on the distribution of true bugs in Poland and includes new faunistic data for 306 species of true bugs. In total, data on 62 species previously unreported in 21 zoogeographical regions of Poland is presented, including some rarely collected: Brachyarthrum limitatum, Eurydema fieberi, Peritre...
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Bracket fungi are seen mainly as the cause of economic losses in forestry, and their role as creators of biodiversity is relatively poorly understood. The aim of the study was defining the manner in which the degree of decay (DD) of the fruiting bodies determines the character of the invertebrate assemblages colonising them. The effect of this grou...
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Phenology of occupation of summer artificial roosts (boxes) by bats was studied in forests of southwestern Poland. Surveys were performed since March till November in 2001-2005. The aim of the study was to show quantitative and qualitative seasonal variation in occupation of roosts by bats in forests. Ten bat species were noted. Most numerous were...
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Tupiocoris rhododendri (Dolling, 1972) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) in Poland]. The note presents the first finding of an alien true bug species Tupiocoris rhododendri in Poland. This species is strictly associated with shrubs from the genus Rhododendron (Ericaceae), commonly cultivated in gardens as ornamental plants due to their brightly col...
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There are 44 species and subspecies of the genus Alopecosa known in Europe, and 13 of them have so far been listed as occurring in Poland. Alopecosa sulzeri (Pavesi, 1873) is a xero- and thermophilic species distributed in the western Palearctic. In Europe, it occurs primarily in the south-east, while it is rare in Central Europe. Between 2007 and...
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Badgers can gather huge quantities of organic material to build their nests for winter time and to rear their cubs. Moreover, badger burrows (setts) are characterized by specific microclimate with quite stable temperature and humidity. Their fauna is poorly studied, especially in respect of saprobiontic Uropodina mites. In 2018-2019, we monitored 9...
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In the years 2004-2018, data on bats wintering in 9 sites of the Northern Group of the Soviet Army (PGWAR) stationed in the years 1945-1993 in Poland were obtained. A total of at least 11 bat species were found: greater mouse-eared bat Myotis myotis, Natterer's bat M. nattereri, Daubenton's bat M. daubentonii, Bechstein's bat M. bechsteinii, whiske...
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Criocoris quadrimaculatus (Fallén, 1807) (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae)-a true bug species new to the Polish fauna , with a list of species collected in the river Bug valley in the Masovian Lowland]. Till now, the genus Criocoris has been represented in Poland by two species, i.e.: Criocoris crassicornis and C. nigripes. Criocoris quadrimaculatus...
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Urban green areas have become an important tool for biodiversity conservation in cities. However, land use and the different management practices applied to these areas determine their effectiveness as biodiversity refuges within cities. In our study, we compare the biodiversity of three bioindicator groups of arthropods (ants, spiders and harvestm...
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The paper presents the results of three-year studies conducted at 75 locations in Poland testing the use of the London planes for overwintering of true-bugs. Insects were sampled from the bark of trunks. Altogether 25 species of Heteroptera was recorded, including three invasive species that can considerable affect plane trees: Arocatus longiceps,...
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The presented studies are the first one on the occurrence of mites in bat boxes and focuses on Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata). Investigation was carried out in Western Poland in October 2015. Guano was collected from 58 bat boxes occupied by 10 species of bats. Excrements from particular bat boxes were placed separately in string bags and transpor...
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[A contribution to the distribution of true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland – II]. This paper presents over 3000 new faunistic records for 315 species of true-bugs in Poland. The distribution data of very rarely collected species, having less than 10 known localities in the country: Aradus bimaculatus Reuter, 1872, A. signaticornis Sahlberg...
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Wendzonka et al.: Dasypoda morawitzi Radchenko 2016 is a species reported for the first time from Poland. Data on the distribution of this species and related D. hirtipes (Fabricius, 1793) were obtained on the basis of the analysis of specimens from the authors' collections.
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New chorological data concerning 9 species from the subfamily Diaperinae and 2 species from the subfamily Lagrinae have been presented. Cynaeus angustus (LEC.) has been recorded from a new locality in the Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland, which indicates its expansion in Western Poland.
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Pająki i kosarze Pola Mokotowskiego w warszawie-dane wstęPne spiders and harvestmen of Pole Mokotowskie in warsaw-preliminary data zarys treści: Park Pole Mokotowskie, ze swoją dużą powierzchnią (73 ha) i strategicznym usytuowaniem, jest jednym z głównych obszarów rekreacyjnych Warszawy. Ten park miejski stał się także jedną z głównych ostoi bioróż...
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ABSTRACT: In this article new information concerning migrations of bats from summer roost to hibernation and autumn swarming place in Szachownica Cave are presented. This cave is the fourth most important wintering place of bats in Poland in terms of quantity of hibernating individuals. It is also very important as swarming place. Based on the re-c...
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New faunistics data on the occurrence of terrestrial true-bugs in the Dopiewo commune are presented. In total, we present new distributional data concerning 127 species of true-bugs, including one new to the fauna of Poland: Philomyrmex insignis and three new to Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland: Amphiareus obscuriceps, Anthocoris amplicollis, Elatophi...
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Successful evacuation of a peculiar ‘colony’ of the wood ant Formica polyctena Först., for years trapped within an old bunker previously used for storing nuclear weapons (see Czechowski et al. 2016), is reported. Using an experimentally installed boardwalk, the imprisoned ants managed to get through the ventilation pipe to their maternal nest on th...
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The ladybird spider Eresus kollari Rossi, 1846 (Araneae: Eresidae) is a thermophilic species distributed from Europe to West Siberia. Due its rare presence in Poland, this species is protected. This paper presents data about its distribution in the studied country as a result of an overview of published literature and new records of E. kollari in P...
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A contribution to the distribution of true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland]. This paper presents almost 1600 new faunistic records for 271 species of Polish Heteroptera. List of species reported for the first time from each zoogeographical region is also provided.
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Data on the distribution of Aegialiinae in Poland are summarized, and some new records are added. Photographs of all the species occurring in Poland and an identification key to them are provided, along with some fresh aspects of their biology. The aedeagus and epipharynx of all species present in Poland are illustrated photographically for the fir...
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Faunistic researches on terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland: a historical background and per-spectives. The work presents the history of research on Heteroptera in Poland, the current state of knowledge and perspectives of the development of faunistic studies in Poland.
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Nylanderia jaegerskioeldi (Mayr, 1904), a common tramp species, is recorded from Poland for the first time. It is the first record of this species from Central Europe and the first observation of this species in the indoor locality. Its updated distribution in Palearctic is provided and features allowing a certain separation of N. jaegerskioeldi fr...
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New records of rare and interesting species of terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland]. New records of true-bugs interesting and rarely collected in Poland are presented, i.e. Actinonotus pulcher (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835)-the third record in Western Beskidy, Aradus truncatus Fieber, 1860-new to Upper Silesia, Ceraleptus gracilicor...
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Terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Bydgoszcz city] New distributional data concerning 134 species of terrestrial true-bugs in the Bydgoszcz city (N Poland) are presented, including 10 species recorded for the first time from Wiel-kopolsko-Kujawska Lowland, i.e., Aellopus atratus, Deraeocoris flavilinea, Dicyphus annulatus, Drymus...
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New faunistic data on the occurrence of terrestrial true-bugs in Baltic Coast are presented. In total, the paper presents the data concerning 131 species of Heteroptera collected on 27 different sites. Eight species: Acetropis gimmerthalii, Agramma femorale, Chartoscirta cocksi, Grypocoris sexguttatus, Hallodapus rufescens, Nithecus jacobaeae, Rhyn...
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True-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Pleszew district (Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland)]. New faunistic data on the occurrence of terrestrial true-bugs in the Pleszew district are presented. Field studies were carried out in 39 localities. In total, the paper presents the data concerning 175 species of Heteroptera, including 9 new to Wielkopolsko-Ku...
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Atheta strandiella is recorded in four localities in northern Poland including two Baltic raised bogs, another record comes from the south of the country, from a montane bog. The occurrence of A. strandiella in Poland is not surprising, as the species was already recorded from neighboring countries, including Belarus, Czechia, and Germany. Numerous...
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Invertebrata, mainly Odonata, Hymenoptera: Aculeata, Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera, Araneae
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First record of phoresy of Dendrochernes cyrneus (L. Koch, 1873) (Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae) on Cerambyx cerdo Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and their potential value as bioindicators.— The first evidence of phoresy of Dendrochernes cyrneus (L. Koch, 1873) on Cerambyx cerdo Linnaeus, 1758 is documented. A critical review of all know...
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Myrmicinosporidium durum is an enigmatic fungal parasite of ants with an unclear phylogeny and life cycle. Despite the fact that new records of this fungus have been revealed in the last few years; several countries from Eastern Europe still lack such information. With this study, we reveal the most northerly location of this fungus to date and its...
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The harvestmen Dicranopalpus ramosus (Simon, 1909) (Arachnida: Opiliones) is reported from Poland for the first time. It was found in the Dąbrówka near Poznań (Wielkopolska Lowland), more than 400 km East of the nearest known localities of this species in Germany.
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New data on the occurrence of Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda, 1761) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Po-land]. This note presents new records of Rhaphigaster nebulosa in Poland.
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A unique accumulation of workers ('colony') of the wood ant Formica polyctena Först., trapped within an old bunker for storing nuclear weapons, is described. The source of the 'colony' is a large colony nesting outdoors, on top of the bunker. Individuals that have fallen down through a ventilation pipe are not able to find their way back to the mot...
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Zelotes erebeus (Thorell, 1871) is a thermophilic species occurring in southern, western and central Europe. It was excluded from the checklist of Polish spiders because of synonymization issues. This paper corrects the published data and lists new localities in western and central Poland. The sites of Z. erebeus discovered near Świnoujście, Czarnk...
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A review of data on the occurrence of Atypus affinis Eichwald, 1830 and its new sites discovered in Poland are presented. This species has been reported from 10 locations, with four currently recorded (Świnoujście [VV 57], Tyniec [DA 14], Grabin [WT 17] and Skwierzyna [WU 22]).
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Over the last decades, a large number of introduced spider species (Araneae) has been noted in Europe. Some of these newcomers have been introduced incidentally. However, the others develop permanent populations, for example in greenhouses or botanical gardens, and become synanthropic species. Introduction and synanthropization of new spider specie...
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Życie na i w drzewie - zwierzęta dendrofilne i saproksyliczne / Różnorodność taksonomiczna stawonogów saproksylicznych / Różnorodność strategii życiowych stawonogów dendrofilnych i saproksylicznych / Różnorodność morfologiczna stawonogów saproksylicznych / Związki między saproksylicznymi zwierzętami
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Suillia variegata (LOEW, 1862) is recorded from Poland for the first time. The diagnostic characters to both sexes of Suillia variegata (LW) are given.
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Talavera aperta is a rare member of the Salticidae (jumping spiders). Its presence in Poland has been questioned. This paper presents data on 20 new localities of this poorly known species and a map of its distribution in western and central Poland. Detailed drawings of the male body, male palps and the female epigynum are also provided. T. aperta...