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A preliminary molecular analysis of phylogenetic relationships of Australasian wolf spider genera (Araneae, Lycosidae)
(American Arachnological Society, 2002)
A data-set from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene subunit of 11 Australasian lycosid species (six New Zealand species and five Australian species) was generated. Three North American lycosid species, one European species and ...
Molecular insights into the biogeography and species status of New Zealand's endemic Latrodectus spider species; L. katipo and L. atritus (Araneae, Theridiidae)
(American Arachnological Society, 2005)
New Zealand's endemic sand dune Latrodectus widow spider species, L. katipo and L. atritus, possess behavioral and physiological attributes likely to promote dispersal over large distances. Morphological, physiological and ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...
Mitochondrial COI and II provide useful markers for Wiseana (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) species identification
(Cambridge University Press, 1999-04)
A method for identifying the members of the endemic genus Wiseana Viette from New Zealand is described. Seven species have been described in the genus: W. cervinata (Walker), W. copularis (Meyrick), W. fuliginea (Butler), ...
The use of tree-mounted artificial shelters to investigate arboreal spider communities in New Zealand nature reserves
(American Arachnological Society, 2007)
Spiders have been advocated as valuable bio-indicators of forest ecosystem 'health.' However, the numbers and types of spiders that are recorded at a site will usually be highly dependent on the sampling method employed. ...