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Variation in ovipositor morphology among laniatorean harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones)
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Using scanning electron microscopy, characters based upon ovipositor morphology have the potential to illuminate phylogenetic relationships within and between families and genera in these harvestmen.
Larval aquatic and terrestrial mites infesting a temperate assemblage of mosquitoes
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While the prevalence of aquatic mite parasitism was correlated for Culex erraticus, the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus, was never parasitized through the duration of the study.
Attraction of Triatoma dimidiata and Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to Combinations of Host Cues Tested at Two Distances
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It is suggested that although the triatomine bugs may be capable of detecting odorants and heat sources at short distances, their ability to locate a host over a long distance is best aided by the presence of a CO2 plume.
Species conservation profiles of a random sample of world spiders I: Agelenidae to Filistatidae
Abstract Background The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the most widely used information source on the extinction risk of species. One of the uses of the Red List is to evaluate and monitor
The Purple Pitcher Plant as a Spider Oviposition Site
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The decaying pitchers of S. purpurea may create an ideal home for many spider species in environments where suitable oviposition sites are hard to come by.
Spider (Araneae) abundance and species richness comparison between native wildflower plantings and fallow controls in intensively managed agricultural areas
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The results suggest that wildflower plantings can be a successful way to increase overall spider abundance within intensive agricultural areas and, thus, may help contribute to biological control of pest insects, however, the results also suggest wildflower plants may not be a useful conservation tool that increases spider biodiversity within agricultural areas.
Species conservation profiles of a random sample of world spiders IV: Scytodidae to Zoropsidae
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This publication presents the conservation profiles of 50 species belonging to the families alphabetically arranged between Scytodidae and Zoropsidae, which encompassed ScyTodidae, Selenopidae, Sicariidae, Sparassidae, Tetrablemmidae,Tetragnathidae, Theraphos Families, Theridiidae,Theridiosomatidae, Thomisidae, Trochanteriidae, Zodariidae andZoropidae.
Two new species of Manaosbiidae (Opiliones: Laniatores) from Panama, with comments on interspecific variation in penis morphology
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The most variable characters were the number and relative sizes of the setae that occur on the lateral margins of the ventral plate and the shape and armature of the apex of the stylus in the Manaosbiidae species Barrona felgenhaueri and Bugabitia akini.
Species conservation profiles of a random sample of world spiders II: Gnaphosidae to Nemesiidae
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The conservation profiles of 45 species belonging to the families alphabetically arranged between Gnaphosidae and Nemesiidae are presented, which encompassed GnaphOSidae, Idiopidae, Linyphiidae, Liocranidae, Lycosidae, Micropholcommatidae, Mysmenidae and nemesiidae.
Species conservation profiles of a random sample of world spiders III: Oecobiidae to Salticidae
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The conservation profiles of 58 species belonging to the famillies alphabetically arranged between Oecobiidae and Salticidae are presented, which encompassed OECobiidae, Oonopidae, Orsolobidae, Oxyop family, Palpimanidae, Philodromidae, Pholcidae, Pisauridae, Prodidomidae and salticidae.
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