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Common Spiders of North America

Spiders of North America

baby spiders feeding on mom

‘Regurgitation feeding in Stegodyphus lineatus’ by Mor Salomon.

Parental care usually entails some costs to the mother. These costs, even if dramatic, are usually reversible and do not result in mortality of the mother. However, in the spider Stegodyphus lineatus maternal care is extreme and irreversible. Read about matriphagy in: Dramatic histological changes preceding suicidal maternal care in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus

New! List of North American Spiders

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2015 AAS Meeting
June 19-23
Dakota Wesleyan University - Mitchell South Dakota
Host - Brian Patrick

Nina Sandlin will be live tweeting the conference at #arachnids15

Tentative schedule:

  • Friday, June 19: Check-in and free mixer, 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 20: Oral presentations, Executive Committee meeting, Graduate Student Night Out
  • Sunday, June 21: Oral presentations, Poster Presentations (afternoon), Casual Night with Arachnids
  • Monday, June 22: Oral presentations, society business meeting, banquet and auction
  • Tuesday, June 23: Field trip to the Madison Waterfowl Protection Area

    Website: https://store.dwu.edu/SpiderMeeting

March 2015 Issue of JoA here

Bulletin Board Notices here

  • 2016 Joint Meeting of the International Society of Arachnology and AAS. July 2-9, 2016, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado. Organizers are seeking additional symposia ideas by May 1, 2015 (pdf)
  • Spiders and Their Relatives July 17-26, 2015 Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
  • Brno Hosts 29th European Congress of Arachnology August 24-29, 2015



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