title={Obituary DR LYNDSAY MCLAREN FORSTER: 1925–2009},
  author={Cor J. Vink and Phil J. Sirvid and Grace Hall},
  journal={New Zealand Entomologist},
  pages={95 - 97}

Finding spider woman: the past and present role of women in arachnology

Abstract As with many scientific disciplines, arachnology has long been male dominated. This gender bias has been changing gradually over the years, with some prominent early pioneers playing

A history of araneology in New Zealand

ABSTRACT Research on spiders (araneology) in New Zealand has a 180-year history that began just before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Initially, specimens were collected and taken back to Europe

The invasive Australian redback spider, Latrodectus hasseltii Thorell 1870 (Araneae: Theridiidae): current and potential distributions, and likely impacts

The presence of L. hasseltii in New Zealand and Japan, and its possible spread to other areas, is of human health significance, and the species may also impact on native biodiversity.



Target Discrimination in Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

Of all the families of spiders, the Salticidae or jumping spiders undoubtedly possess the finest eyesight (Homann 1928, 1971; Land 1969a, b, 1972, 1974 and Chap. IV, this Vol.)

Analysis of Variance of Disproportionate Data When Interaction is Present

The disturbance to the level of significance of additive sums of squares methods of analyzing disproportionate data is studied for several patterns of subclass numbers in the two-way classification.

A Stochastic Model for the Predatory Behaviour of Naive Spiderlings (Araneas: Salticidae)

A stochastic model is proposed for the hunting behaviour of jumping spiders when they are newly emerged from the egg-sac. The model takes into account the fact that the spiders are often unsuccessful

The behavioural ecology of Latrodectus hasselti (Thorell), the Australian redback spider (Araneae : Theridiidae) : a review

It is concluded that L. hasseIti would have been able to persist in outback Australia for millions of years, with ItS mtraspeClfJc predatory habits aiding subsistence and the evolution of sexual cannibalism providing a way of coping with infrequent meeting and matmg opportunities.

A derivative of the orb web and its evolutionary significance

A new kind of ladder-web structure in which there are two ladders, one above and one below a centrally positioned orb, which evidently enhances the spider's survival and increase its capture potential over and above that of the simple orb.

Some factors affecting feeding behaviour in young Trite auricoma spiderlings (Araneae: Salticidae)

There is considerable individual variability in temporal patterns of hunting activity and in the number of prey items consumed during the 2nd instar, indicating that the timing of prey consumption influences the onset of ecdysis.

A preliminary study of development in two Latrodectus species (Araneae: Theridiidae)

Young spiders of two New Zealand Latrodectus species were reared to maturity. Considerable variability in growth rate, instar length, relative size, colouration, and patterning was observed both