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The ecology and conservation of Latrodectus katipo, New Zealand's endangered widow spider

@inproceedings{Costall2017TheEA,
  title={The ecology and conservation of Latrodectus katipo, New Zealand's endangered widow spider},
  author={Jessica Anne Costall},
  year={2017}
}
New Zealand has two endemic widow spider species; Latrodectus katipo Powell , 1871 and L. atritus Urquhart 1890. This study focused on the population dynamics and habitat usage of L. katipo , which has undergone serious decline in its abundance and range over the last thirty years. Previous population studies have not included male or juvenile katipo because of their smaller size. A survey of katipo populations was conducted along the Manawatu coastline. There was considerable variation in… 

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