The Journal of Arachnology - 2009
Volume 37 Number 3 - pp. 248-391



Featured Articles

Frame-web-choice experiments with stingless bees support the prey-attraction hypothesis for silk decorations in Argiope savignyi

Conflict or cooperation in the courtship display of the white widow spider, Latrodectus pallidus

Redescription and transfer of Geolycosa grandis (Araneae: Lycosidae) to the genus Hogna

Nephilid spider eunuch phenomenon induced by female or rival male aggressiveness

On the charitonovi species group of the spider genus Coelotes (Araneae: Amaurobiidae)

Predation by Misumenops pallidus (Araneae: Thomisidae) on insect pests of soybean cultures in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Karyotypes of the Neotropical pseudoscorpions Semeiochernes armiger and Cordylochernes scorpioides (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae)

Palpal urticating hairs in the tarantula Ephebopus: fine structure and mechanism of release

Possible niche differentiation of two desert wandering spiders of the genus Syspira (Araneae: Miturgidae)

Construction and function of the web of Tidarren sisyphoides (Araneae: Theridiidae)

Scorpion taphonomy: criteria for distinguishing fossil scorpion molts and carcasses

Temperature and desiccation effects on the antipredator behavior of Centruroides vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Cytogenetics of three species of scorpions of the genus Brachistosternus from Argentina (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae)

Redescription of Plesiochactas mitchelli (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): a rare scorpion from Central America

New data on the genus Urophonius in Patagonia with a description of a new species of the exochus group (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae)

Foraging strategies and diet composition of two orb web spiders in rice ecosystems

Book Review

Dominican Amber Spiders: a Comparative Palaeontological-Neontological Approach to Identification, Faunistics, Ecology and Biogeography. By David Penney. 2008. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, UK. 176 pp. ISBN 978-0-9558636-0-8

Short Communications

Habitat selection and potential antiherbivore effects of Peucetia flava (Oxyopidae) on Solanum thomasiifolium (Solanaceae)

Reducing scorpion fluorescence via prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light

Presence of Vaejovis franckei in epiphytic bromeliads in three temperate forest types

Taxonomic notes on the genus Microfilistata (Araneae: Filistatidae), with a description of a new species from Turkmenistan

Evidence for multiple paternity in broods of the green lynx spider Peucetia viridans (Araneae: Oxyopidae)

A new approach to examining scorpion peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique

New data on Theridion italiense, with description of the unknown female

Capture efficiency of an ant-eating spider, Zodariellum asiaticum (Araneae: Zodariidae), from Kazakhstan