Spiders (Araneae) of the National Nature Park Buzkyi Hard and its vicinity (Mykolaiv Region, Ukraine)

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This dataset contains records of 266 species of 28 families of the Buzkyi Hard National Nature Park, Mykolaiv Region, Ukraine. The aim of the research was to combine all the spider material collected in different years (1997-2013), to compile a list of spider species of the National Park and its vicinity, and to identify species of high conservation value.

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Iosypchuk A, Polchaninova N (2023). Spiders (Araneae) of the National Nature Park Buzkyi Hard and its vicinity (Mykolaiv Region, Ukraine). Version 1.2. Kherson State University. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=spiders-mykolairegions&v=1.2


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Occurrence; spiders; araneae; mykolaiv region


Anastasiia Iosypchuk
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Svobody Sq. 4
61027 Kharkiv
Nina Polchaninova
  • Metadata Provider
Assistant professor
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Svobody Sq. 4
61027 Kharkiv
Nadiia Skobel

Geographic Coverage

The described study sites are located in three sectors of the Buzkyi Hard National Nature Park, the Mykolaiv Region of Ukraine, namely Bohdanivske (vicinities of Bohdanivka village and Yuzhnourkainsk town), Myhiiske (vicinities of Myhiya and Kuripchyne villages), and Trykratske (vicinities of Aktove and Trykraty villages).

Bounding Coordinates South West [46.571, 30.059], North East [48.181, 33.464]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset presents information about spiders (Arachnida: Araneae).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Family Agelenidae, Anyphaenidae, Araneidae, Atypidae, Cheiracanthiidae, Clubionidae, Dictynidae, Dysderidae, Eresidae, Gnaphosidae, Hahniidae, Linyphiidae, Liocranidae, Lycosidae, Mimetidae, Miturgidae, Oxyopidae, Philodromidae, Pholcidae, Phrurolithidae, Pisauridae, Salticidae, Tetragnathidae, Theridiidae, Thomisidae, Titanoecidae, Uloboridae, Zodariidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-06-19 / 2013-12-23

Project Data

The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as part of the Transition Promotion Program.

Title Natural potential in community plans of the post-war Mykolaiv region
Study Area Description Mykolaiv region.

Sampling Methods

The dataset of spiders of Buzkyi Hard National Nature Park (Mykolaiv Region, Ukraine) is based on the material collected in 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012, and 2013. The method of trapping consists in setting 250 ml plastic cups with 4% formalin as a preservative in a line of 5-10 traps 10 m apart. Entomological sweep nets 30 cm in diameter with five replicates of 25 double sweeps were used for sweep net sampling. Hand collection included standard procedures for finding spiders under stones, tree bark, in crevices, etc., as well as shaking branches and brushing vertical surfaces. Geographical locations were indicated in Google Earth in decimal degrees according to the WGS 84 system.

Study Extent The material was collected by pitfall trapping, sweep netting and hand collecting. Spiders were found in dwellings and household buildings and in the habitats typical of the region of the lower Pivdennyi Buh reaches: zonal forb-bunchgrass steppe, granite outcrops, steppe on the granitic rock (“granitic steppe”), meadows, open woodlands, forests, forest edges, forest springs and river/lake banks. The checklist contains a more detailed description of the above-mentioned habitats. The dataset includes information on published findings of spiders by N.Yu. Polchaninova (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine) K.V. Evtushenko (I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine), V.A. Gnelitsa (Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine), and E.N. Singaevsky (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine), as well as the findings reported in the publications Nadolny et al., 2012 and Kovblyuk et al., 2012. The creation of this dataset was partially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as part of the Transition Promotion Program.
Quality Control We use the World Spider Catalog (WSC, 2023) to check the current status of the nomenclature since more than one year has passed since the publication of the literature data, which increases the likelihood of changes in spider nomenclature.

Method step description:

  1. Search for published preliminary data on the identification of spiders in the selected area.
  2. Organizing field expeditions to the study area.
  3. Setting up a line of traps in the study area with geo-referencing.
  4. Regular inspection of traps; sweep-netting and hand collecting with geo-referencing.
  5. Desk-based processing of found samples.
  6. Adaptation of a dataset to Darwin Core standards; nomenclatural revision.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Kovblyuk M.M., Kastrygina Z.A., Omelko M.M. 2012. A review of the spider genus Haplodrassus Chamberlin, 1922 in Crimea (Ukraine) and adjacent areas (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). ZooKeys, 205, 59–89.
  2. Nadolny A.A., Ponomarev A.V., Dvadenko K.V. 2012. A new wolf spider species in the genus Alopecosa Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Eastern Europe. Zootaxa, 3484, 83– 88.
  3. Polchaninova N.Yu. 2015. State of knowledge of the araneofauna of Mykolaiv Region and first data on the spiders of the NPP ‘Buzkyi Hard’. ‘Rehionalni aspecty floristychnykh i faunistychnykh doslidjen’: materialy druhoi nauchno-praktychnoi konferentsii. Chernivtsi, Druk Art, 256–258. [in Ukrainian].
  4. Polchaninova N.Yu., Gnelitsa V.A., Evtushenko K.V., Singaevsky E.N. 2017. An annotated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of the National Nature Park ‘Buzkyi Hard’ (Mykolaiv Area, Ukraine). Arthropoda Selecta, 26(3), 253–272.
  5. World Spider Catalog. 2023. Version 24.5. Bern: Natural History Museum Bern, URL: http://wsc.nmbe.ch, (accessed 18.10.2023). 10.24436/2

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 90e18dfe-2af3-4e96-aff1-23ae57770e00