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2006 (2007). The Journal of Arachnology 34:638641 SHORT COMMUNICATION
 

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2006 (2007). The Journal of Arachnology 34:638641
SHORT COMMUNICATION
NOTES ON WEB AND WEB PLASTICITY AND
DESCRIPTION OF THE MALE OF
ACHAEARANEA HIEROGLYPHICA (MELLO-LEITA~ O)
(ARANEAE, THERIDIIDAE)
Ingi Agnarsson1,2
and Jonathan A. Coddington1
: 1
Department of Entomology,
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, NHB-105, PO Box
37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA; 2
Departments of Botany and Zoology,
University of British Columbia, 2370-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6T
1Z4, Canada. E-mail: iagnarsson@gmail.com
ABSTRACT. Cobweb spiders (Theridiidae) exhibit a rich variety of web designs. Current knowledge
of theridiid web architecture and evolution indicates that theridiid web design shows high within-taxon
diversity and frequent convergence. Here we redescribe Achaearanea hieroglyphica (Mello-Leita~o 1940),
including the first description of the male, and document in this species (1) an unusual web design and

  

Source: Agnarsson, Ingi - Department of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine