Las Bardenas discover a new kind of spider.

2022/05/31 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

New species of Agroeca spider. Ed. University of Navarra

A new species of spider has been discovered in the Bardenas by Gabriel de Biurrun. Describes the new species from 21 individuals of both sexes. It belongs to the family Licronidae and is named Agroeca istia.

In his doctoral thesis, Biurrun has analyzed the diversity and distribution of spiders in Navarra. To this end, it has taken samples for one year, fortnightly, in three different geographical and climatic zones: Fifth Royal, Forgiveness and Bardenas.

So, in addition to locating the new species, he's made 124 new references to Navarra. It has also developed a tool that shows the information obtained in the network through maps and a macro-photography system that could be useful for researchers and spider enthusiasts.

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