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Steatoda nobilis (Araneae: Theridiidae) in South America: a new alien species for Chile

  • Andrés Taucare-Ríos (a1) (a2), Daniela Mardones (a3) and Álvaro Zúñiga-Reinoso (a1)

The arrival and establishment of the spider Steatoda nobilis (Thorell) (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Chile is reported. This record is the first for this alien species in the Southern Hemisphere. A brief diagnosis to recognise the species is provided and the possible ways of entry of this spider to Chile are discussed.

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