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Title: The invasive harvestman Opilio canestrinii (Thorell, 1876) (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) in Poland


Rozwałka, Robert ; Staręga, Wojciech Krzysztof

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Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 55, no. 2 ; Opilio canestrinii in Poland ; Inwazyjny kosarz Opilio canestrinii (Thorell, 1876) (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) w Polsce


Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

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Bibliogr.: p. 167-168 ; P. 161-168 : ill. w tym color. ; 25 cm ; Abstracts in Polish. Taxa in Latin

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Opilio canestrinii is an expansive harvestman originating from the Apennine Peninsula which in the last decades of the XX century invaded Central Europe. New details on the occurrence of the species in Poland are given. The investigation carried out in Lublin revealed that currently this species is one of the most common harvestmen in Polish urban areas. The new data suggest that the species occurs in the whole country but its distribution is limited mainly to large and mid-sized towns.


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MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.256 vol. 55 no. 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4664 vol. 55 no. 2 ; click here to follow the link



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