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Jerzy Prószyński    2008
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Salticidae (Araneae) of the World

Evarcha pileckii Proszynski, 2000

No. 0181 Israel: Negev

Source: Original drawings by J. Proszynski published in: Proszynski J. 2000. On mostly new Salticidae (Aranei) from Levant. Arthropoda Selecta, Moskwa, 8(4): 243-242, figs 45-47. With Author's and Editor's permission. Also in: J. Proszynski. Salticidae of Levant. Annales zoologici, 2003: 61-62, figs 206, 220-221. With Author's and Editor's permission. . With Author's and Editor's permission.

"Etymology. Named in honor of the late Witold Pilecki (1901-1948), Polish cavalry officer before World War II, during Nazi German occupation of Poland volunteered for Polish Resistance (Armia Krajowa) an almost suicidal mission of penetrating Auschwitz Concentration camp. Deliberaterily letting himself be arested, on Setpember 21st 1940 was incarcerated in the Camp (Camp Number 4859) where has organized network of Resistance, uniting spontaneously but chaotically sprouting resistance groups. Escaping from the Camp in the Spring of 1943, he wrote detailed report on Camp, forwarded by the Hedquaters of the AK to the West; the first detailed report on what was Auschwitz Camp. After the War active in military intelligence for Polish Emigree organization, caught, sentenced and executed." [from the original description: Arthropoda Selecta, Moskwa, 8(4): 243-242]

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