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Common Spiders of North America

Spiders of North America

baby spiders feeding on mom

‘Regurgitation feeding in Stegodyphus lineatus’ by Mor Salomon.

Parental care usually entails some costs to the mother. These costs, even if dramatic, are usually reversible and do not result in mortality of the mother. However, in the spider Stegodyphus lineatus maternal care is extreme and irreversible. Read about matriphagy in: Dramatic histological changes preceding suicidal maternal care in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus

New! List of North American Spiders

2016 ISA / AAS Meeting
July 2 – 8, 2016
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

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March 2015 Issue of JoA here

Bulletin Board Notices here

  • 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 (pdf)
  • Spiders and Their Relatives July 17-26, 2015 Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
  • Brno Hosts 29th European Congress of Arachnology August 24-29, 2015



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