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The Journal of Arachnology

Volume 43 Number 2


Invited Review

Mosquito-terminator spiders and the meaning of predatory specialization by Robert R. Jackson & Fiona R. Cross pp. 123–142

Feature Articles

Importance of hunger and prey type on predatory behavior stages in Corythalia albicincta (Araneae: Salticidae) by Samuel O. Aguilar-Argüello & Juan H. García-Chávez pp. 143–151

The stability of hygroscopic compounds in orb-web spider viscous thread by Brent D. Opell, Sheree F. Andrews,  Shannon E. Karinshak & Mary A. Sigler pp. 152–157

Funnel-web construction and estimated immune costs in Aglaoctenus lagotis (Araneae: Lycosidae) by Macarena González, Fernando G. Costa & Alfredo V. Peretti pp.158–167

Female Pardosa milvina wolf spiders increase silk advertisements when in the presence of silk from courting males by Rizwan Khan & Matthew H. Persons pp.168–173

Chromosome evolution in lycosoid spiders (Araneomorphae): a scenario based on analysis of seven species of the families Lycosidae, Senoculidae and Trechaleidae by Douglas Araujo, Edson Gabriel Oliveira, André Marsola Giroti, Viviane Fagundes Mattos, Emygdio Paula-Neto, Antonio Domingos Brescovit, Marielle Cristina Schneider & Doralice Maria Cella pp. 174–181

Female genital morphology and sperm storage in the velvet spider Eresus kollari (Araneae: Eresidae) by Tomáš Krejčí, Milan Řezáč & Peter Michalik pp.182–187

Trophic niche of Oecobius maculatus (Araneae: Oecobiidae): evidence based on natural diet, prey capture success, and prey handling by Eva Líznarová & Stano Pekár pp.188–193

Survey of cuticular structures on leg IV of cosmetid harvestmen (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptoidea)
by Andrea L. Rodriguez & Victor R. Townsend, Jr. pp. 194–206

Strong seasonality and clear choice of resting plant in a Neotropical harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones) by Guilherme Ferreira Pagoti & Rodrigo Hirata Willemart pp. 207–213

Cave-epigean behavioral variation of the whip spider Phrynus longipes (Arachnida: Amblypygi) evidenced by activity, vigilance, and aggression by Kenneth James Chapin pp. 214–219

Redescription of the Chiapas amber whip spider Electrophrynus mirus (Amblypygi) by Jason A. Dunlop & Boris Mrugalla pp. 220–223

Short Communications

The chorion of eggs in a Namibian Ariadna species (Araneae: Segestriidae): morphological and SEM analyses by Erminia Conti, Giovanni Costa, Alessandro Marletta, Renata Viscuso & Danilo G. M. Vitale pp. 224–227

Retraction—Alien spiders in Chile: evaluating Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis by Andrés Taucare-Ríos & Ramiro O. Bustamante pp. 228-228

posted July 7, 2015