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Contents
The Journal of Arachnology - 2008
Volume 36 Number 3 - pp. 487-616

Featured Articles

A redescription of Varacosa apothetica (Wallace) (Araneae, Lycosidae)

Description of Zabius gaucho (Scorpiones, Buthidae), a new species from southern Brazil, with an update of the generic diagnosis

Revision of the spider genus Taira (Araneae, Amaurobiidae, Amaurobiinae)

Subtle pedipalp dimorphism: a reliable method for sexing juvenile spiders

Activity pattern of the Neotropical harvestman Neosadocus maximus (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae): sexual and temporal variations

First male sperm precedence in multiply-mated females of the cooperative spider Anelosimus studiosus (Araneae, Theridiidae)

Frequency and consequences of damage to male copulatory organs in a widow spider

Molting interferes with web decorating behavior in Argiope keyserlingi (Araneae, Araneidae)

Ontogenetic changes in web architecture and growth rate of Tengella radiata (Araneae, Tengellidae)

Does the microarchitecture of Mexican dry forest foliage influence spider distribution?

Microhabitat preferences for the errant scorpion, Centruroides vittatus (Scorpiones, Buthidae)

Observations on phenology and overwintering of spiders associated with apple and pear orchards in south-central Washington

Distribution of Geraeocormobius sylvarum (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae): range modeling based on bioclimatic variables

Ecology and web allometry of Clitaetra irenae, an arboricolous African orb-weaving spider (Araneae, Araneoidea, Nephilidae)

Differential survival of Geolycosa xera archboldi and G. hubbelli (Araneae, Lycosidae) after fire in Florida scrub

Book Review

<Harvestmen: the Biology of Opiliones</em>. Edited by Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado and Gonzalo Giribet. 2007. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 597 pp. ISBN 13:978-0-674-02343-7. US$125

Short Communications

A new species of Xysticus (Araneae, Thomisidae) from Alberta, Canada

An easy method for handling the genus Phoneutria (Araneae, Ctenidae) for venom extraction

Courtship behavior and copulation in Tengella radiata (Araneae, Tengellidae)

Snatching prey from the mandibles of ants, a feeding tactic adopted by East African jumping spiders

Excretion behavior of adult female crab spiders Misumena vatia (Araneae, Thomisidae)