Zora hespera in British Columbia: a new spider family record for Canada (Araneae: Zoridae)

Robert G. Bennett, Lisa J. Brumwell


The collection of specimens of Zora hespera from two localities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia are the first records of zorid spiders in Canada. To aid identification of this spider, drawings of the species diagnostic characters are presented along with brief discussions of the genus, the family, and genitalic terminology conventions followed.

Key words: Zora; Zoridae; Vancouver Island; pitfall trap; distribution diversity

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