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The Journal of Arachnology

Volume 43 Number 1


Feature Articles

Revision and morphological phylogenetic analysis of the funnel web spider genus Agelenopsis (Araneae: Agelenidae) by Julie Whitman-Zai, Maren Francis, Margaret Geick & Paula E. Cushing pp. 1–25

Twelve new Neotropical species of the spider genus Cryptachaea (Araneae: Theridiidae) by Everton Nei Lopes Rodrigues & Maria Rita Muniz Poeta pp. 26–33

Natural history and two new species of the trapdoor spider genus Conothele Thorell 1878 (Araneae: Ctenizidae) from India by Manju Siliwal, A. Kananbala, M. Bhubaneshwari & Robert Raven pp. 34–39

Molecular phylogeny, biogeographic history, and evolution of cave-dwelling taxa in the European harvestman genus Ischyropsalis (Opiliones: Dyspnoi) by Axel L. Schönhofer, Cristiano Vernesi, Jochen Martens & Marshal Hedin pp. 40–53

Determination of in-lab site fidelity and movement patterns of Paruroctonus utahensis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) by Jay E. Vinnedge & Douglas D. Gaffin pp. 54–58

Substrate selection and spatial segregation by two congeneric species of Eustala (Araneae: Araneidae) in southeastern Brazil by Hebert da Silva Souza, Yuri Fanchini Messas, Marcelo de Oliveira Gonzaga & João Vasconcellos-Neto pp. 59–66

Activity patterns of a synanthropic population of the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa (Araneae: Sicariidae), with observations on feeding and mating by Kenneth L. Cramer pp. 67–71

Sexual cannibalism in the spider Alpaida veniliae (Keyserling 1865) (Araneae: Araneidae) by Marco A. Benamú, Norma E. Sánchez, Carmen Viera & Alda González pp. 72–76

Dramatic histological changes preceding suicidal maternal care in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus (Araneae: Eresidae) by M. Salomon,  E. D. Aflalo, M. Coll & Y. Lubin pp. 77–85

Impact of elevated CO2 on growth, development, and reproduction of the wolf spider, Pardosa astrigera (Araneae: Lycosidae) by Ling Zuo, Cheng Chen, Ling Qi, Feng-Xiang Liu, Yue-li Yun & Yu Peng pp. 86–89

Alien spiders in Chile: evaluating Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis by Andrés Taucare-Ríos & Ramiro O. Bustamante pp. 90–96

A re-evaluation of the formula to estimate the volume of orb web glue droplets by Chen-Pan Liao,  Sean J. Blamires,  Mary L. Hendricks & Brent D. Opell pp. 97–100

Short Communications

Effects of non-native Eucalyptus plantations on epigeal spider communities in the northern Negev desert, Israel by John D. Herrmann, Itai Opatovsky, Yael Lubin, Therese Pluess, Efrat Gavish-Regev & Martin H. Entling pp. 101–106

Predator cues have contrasting effects on lifespan of Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae) by Michael I. Sitvarin, Kelsey Breen & Ann L. Rypstra pp. 107–110

Vibration as an effective stimulus for aversive conditioning in jumping spiders by Skye M. Long, Anne Leonard, Ashley Carey & Elizabeth M. Jakob pp. 111–114

Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae): an opportunistic endoparasitoid of the endangered Mexican redrump tarantula, Brachypelma vagans (Araneae: Theraphosidae) by Salima Machkour-M’Rabet, Ariane Dor & Yann Hénaut pp. 115–119

posted March 5, 2015