A new genus of the family Theridiidae is described under the name of Yunohamella. Three species, Yunohamella yunohamensis (Bösenberg & Strand 1906), Y. subadulta (Bösenberg & Strand 1906) and Y. lyrica (Walckenaer 1842), are newly transferred from Takayus Yoshida 2001.
A male of Cnodalia harpax Thorell 1890 is described for the first time using the specimen collected from Amami-ôshima Is. Eextremely long anterior claws on tarsi I and II, the most spectacular feature of female of this spider, are also provided in male.
Two new species of the genus Bifurcia (Araneae: Linyphiidae), B. cucurbita sp. nov. and B. songi sp. nov., are diagnosed, described and illustrated on the basis of the specimens collected from Henan Province of China.
Two new species of the spider genus Philodamia Thorell, 1894 are described on the basis of the specimens collected from southern China, under the names, Philodamia pingxiang new species and Philodamia tongmian new species. The male of the genus was newly discovered, and the details of its palpal organ are described and illustrated for the first time.
The genus Talaus Simon, 1866 is recorded for the first time from China and a new species, Talaus xiphosus is described and illustrated on the basis of the specimens collected from Guangxi Province, South China.
Three new species of the subfamily Coelotinae are described from Kyushu, Japan, under the names, Coelotes gotoensis n. sp., Coelotes iharai n. sp. and Iwogumoa nagasakiensis n. sp. Coelotes gotoensis is a large and dark-colored coelotine spider, which has two retromarginal teeth on chelicera, and is characterized by having large and digitiform patellar apophysis on male palp. This new species has only been found in Narushima Is., Goto Islands, Nagasaki Pref. Coelotes iharai is characterized by having palpal conductor roundish in male and epigynal teeth sharp by pointed in female. This new species lives in Mts. Kirishima and the surrounding areas between Miyazaki and Kagoshima Pref. and the entire region of Kumamoto Pref. Iwogumoa nagasakiensis has a characteristic spatula-shaped conductor in male palp. This new species is distributed in Goto Islands, Hirado Is., Ikitsuki Is., Azuchi-oshima Is., and in the western part of the mainland of Nagasaki Pref.