|Abstract||The harvestman Astrobunus laevipes new for the Netherlands (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) |
On 19 September 2003 three males and three females of Astrobunus laevipes were collected in Ooij, east of Nijmegen, province of Gelderland. On 25 and 30 September 2003 five more specimens were recorded from the same locality, a grassland with some shrubs and trees, close to the river Waal. Data on morphology, ecology and distribution are given. Original illustrations are presented. It is suggested A. laevipes may well become, or already is, an indigenous species in the Dutch riverine area.