Abundance of Latrodectus katipo Powell, 1871 is affected by vegetation type and season

@article{Smith2014AbundanceOL,
  title={Abundance of Latrodectus katipo Powell, 1871 is affected by vegetation type and season},
  author={Victoria R. Smith and Cor J. Vink and Ruedi G. Nager and James G. Ross and Adrian M. Paterson},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={397-405}
}
The seasonal abundance of Latrodectus katipo Powell, 1871, a declining spider species endemic to coastal dunes in New Zealand, was observed in two different plant communities: an endemic sedge, Ficinia spiralis A. Rich. and an exotic grass, Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link. Using artificial cover objects (ACOs), presence/absence data was collected for L. katipo in the two plant communities. ACOs were positioned at Kaitorete Spit, which supports a healthy population of L. katipo, adjacent to F… 
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