Spiders (Araneae) Found in Bananas and Other International Cargo Submitted to North American Arachnologists for Identification

  title={Spiders (Araneae) Found in Bananas and Other International Cargo Submitted to North American Arachnologists for Identification},
  author={Richard S. Vetter and Rodney L. Crawford and Donald J. Buckle},
  booktitle={Journal of medical entomology},
ABSTRACT Spiders found in international cargo brought into North America are sometimes submitted to arachnologists for identification. Often, these spiders are presumed to be of medical importance because of size or a submitter's familiarity with a toxic spider genus from the continent of origin. Starting in 2006, requests were made for spiders found in international cargo brought into North America, in addition to the specimens from similar cargo shipments already in our museum collections… Expand
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