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Spatial associations between invasive tree lupin and populations of two katipo spiders at Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand.

  title={Spatial associations between invasive tree lupin and populations of two katipo spiders at Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand.},
  author={Jillian Hetherington and J. Bastow Wilson},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Ecology},
Spatial associations between the invasive tree lupin (Lupinus arboreus), the New Zealand endemic widow spider Latrodectus katipo (katipo), and the introduced South African spider Steatoda capensis (false katipo) were examined within the nationally significant Kaitorete Spit dune system in Canterbury, New Zealand. These dunes are considered to be a stronghold for L. katipo, but with the decline in preferred vegetation for capture-web attachment as a result of tree lupin invasion, a decline in… 

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