On the Afrotropical genus Holmelgonia (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with the description of three new species from the Albertine Rift

  • Benoît Nzigidahera Institut National pour l'Environnement et la Conservation de la Nature (INECN), B.P. 2757 Bujumbura
  • Rudy Jocqué Royal Museum for Central Africa (MRAC), B-3080 Tervuren
Keywords: Afromontane forest, Burundi, Kibira National Park, identification key, species swarm


Three new species of Holmelgonia were found in the mountain forest of Kibira National Park in Burundi: H. afromontana sp. nov. (♂♀), H. bosnasutus sp. nov. (♂♀) and H. disconveniens sp. nov. (♂). A key to the males in the genus, now containing 17 species, is provided.


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How to Cite
Nzigidahera, B., & Jocqué, R. (2014). On the Afrotropical genus Holmelgonia (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with the description of three new species from the Albertine Rift. European Journal of Taxonomy, (77). https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.77