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Common Spiders of North America

Spiders of North America

terminator spider

'Adult male of Evarcha culicivora preying on Anopheles gambiae s.s.' Photograph: Robert Jackson

Many spiders eat mosquitoes, but a spider is not automatically a mosquito specialist if it eats mosquitoes, or even if it primarily eats mosquitoes. Instead, specialization pertains to predators being adaptively fine tuned to specific types of prey. Read more about how two mosquito specialists classify and specialize on their respective prey in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Arachnology: Mosquito-terminator spiders and the meaning of predatory specialization

New! List of North American Spiders

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2016 ISA / AAS Meeting
July 2 – 8, 2016
Colorado School of Mines campus
Golden, Colorado USA
Host – Paula Cushing

Tentative schedule:

July 2nd: Arrival, Evening social
July 3rd: Welcome, Plenary 1, Oral presentations, Poster Session I, Society Executive Committee meetings and evening workshops (IUCN?)
July 4th: Plenary 2, Oral presentations, 4th of July BBQ and fireworks
July 5th: Plenary 3, Oral presentations, Poster Session II, Micro-brewery hop
July 6th: Mid-Congress Excursions, Student/early career dinner, Russian Party
July 7th: Plenary 4, Oral presentations, Evening social at Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster
July 8th: Plenary 5, Oral presentations, Society business meetings, Departure to DMNS for collection tour, banquet, live bluegrass band and contra dancing
July 9th – 11th: Post Congress Excursion

Visit http://arachnology.org/20th-ica-2016.html for more information

July 2015 Issue of JoA here

Bulletin Board Notices here

  • Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Arthropod Biology
    Department of Entomology
    University of Maryland College Park
  • Curator, Florida State Collection of Arthropods
  • 2016 Joint Meeting of the International Society of Arachnology and AAS. July 2-9, 2016, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado. Organizers are seeking additional symposia ideas by May 1, 2015
  • Brno Hosts 29th European Congress of Arachnology August 24-29, 2015



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