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The Journal of Arachnology

Volume 42 Number 3


Feature Articles

Troglomorphic pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of northern Arizona, with the description of two new short-range endemic species by Mark S. Harvey & J. Judson Wynne pp. 205–219

A new genus and a new species of scorpion (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from southeastern Mexico by Oscar F. Francke,  Rolando Teruel & Carlos Eduardo Santibáñez-López pp. 220–232

Description of Sarax buxtoni (Gravely 1915) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and a new case of parthenogenesis in Amblypygi from Singapore by Michael Seiter & Jonas Wolff pp. 233–239

The new spider genus Arctenus, an afrotropical representative of the Calocteninae (Araneae: Ctenidae) by Daniele Polotow & Rudy Jocqué pp. 240–247

Chemical defenses in the opilionid infraorder Insidiatores: divergence in chemical defenses between Triaenonychidae and Travunioidea and within travunioid harvestmen (Opiliones) from eastern and western North America by W. A. Shear, T. H. Jones, H. M. Guidry, S. Derkarabetian, C. H. Richart, M. Minor & J. J. Lewis pp. 248–256

Species differences and geographic variation in the communal roosting behavior of Prionostemma harvestmen in Central American rainforests by Gregory F. Grether,  Theresa L. Aller,  Nicole K. Grucky,  Abrahm Levi,  Carmen C. Antaky & Victor R. Townsend, Jr. pp. 257–267

From spiderling to senescence: ontogeny of color in the jumping spider, Habronattus pyrrithrixby Lisa A. Taylor, David L. Clark & Kevin J. McGraw pp. 268–276

Scavenging throughout the life cycle of the jumping spider, Phidippus audax (Hentz) (Araneae: Salticidae) by Michael E. Vickers,  Marianne W. Robertson,  Casey R. Watson & Travis E. Wilcoxen pp. 277–283

Removal of genital plugs and insemination by males with normal and experimentally modified palps in Leucauge mariana (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) by Vivian Méndez & William G. Eberhard pp. 284–292

Burrow structure and microhabitat characteristics of Nesiergus insulanus (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Frégate Island, Seychelles by Gregory Canning, Brian K. Reilly & Ansie S. Dippenaar-Schoeman pp. 293–298

Thermal preference of Dysdera crocata C. L. Koch 1838 (Araneae: Dysderidae) by Rita Sepúlveda, Andres Taucare-Rios, Claudio Veloso & Mauricio Canals pp. 299–302

Natural history of Phoneutria boliviensis (Araneae: Ctenidae): habitats, reproductive behavior, postembryonic development and prey-wrapping by Nicolas A. Hazzi pp. 303–310

Short Communications

The mechanism behind plasticity of web-building behavior in an orb spider facing spatial constraints by Thomas Hesselberg pp. 311–314

Development of novel microsatellite markers for the spider genus Loxosceles (Sicariidae) using next-generation sequencing by Enric Planas, Laia Bernaus & Carles Ribera pp. 315–317

Pre-ballooning in Ummidia Thorell 1875 (Araneae: Ctenizidae) from the Interior Highlands, USA: second account from the region and review of mygalomorph ballooning by J. Ray Fisher, Danielle M. Fisher, Michael J. Skvarla & Ashley P.G. Dowling pp. 318–321

posted November 10, 2014