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


  • Robert G. Bennett BC Ministry of Forests 7380 Puckle Road Saanichton, B.C. V8M 1W4
  • Lisa J. Brumwell Department of Zoology University of British Columbia 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4


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