Population structure and habitat use by the spider Latrodectus katipo along the Manawatu–Wanganui coastline

  title={Population structure and habitat use by the spider Latrodectus katipo along the Manawatu–Wanganui coastline},
  author={Jessica Anne Costall and Russell G. Death},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={407 - 415}
Abstract A survey of habitats likely to support the widow spider, Latrodectus katipo (Theridiidae), endemic to New Zealand, was carried out at seven locations along the Manawatu-Wanganui coastline. Altogether, 151 juvenile, 74 female and 14 male katipo were found, with considerable differences in population structure between sites. The lack of juveniles at some sites suggests there is low reproductive output, but continued monitoring will be needed to confirm this. Most individuals were found… 

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