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The ecology and conservation of Latrodectus katipo, New Zealand's endangered widow spider : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Ecology at Massey University

@inproceedings{Costall2006TheEA,
  title={The ecology and conservation of Latrodectus katipo, New Zealand's endangered widow spider : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Ecology at Massey University},
  author={Jessica Anne Costall},
  year={2006}
}

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

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,

Population monitoring of the endangered New Zealand spider, Latrodectus katipo, by artificial cover object.

TLDR
Latrodectus katipo populations were found to have highly female biased sex-ratios, with a longer breeding season at Himatangi than reported previously at other sites, and ACOs could be used as a non-destructive monitoring tool for many other invertebrate species.