The marine spider, Desis marina (Araneae: Desidae): new observations and localities

  • Cor J Vink
  • Bryce N McQuillan
  • Angela H Simpson
  • Sandra M Correa-Garhwal

Abstract

The marine spider, Desis marina (Hector, 1877), is endemic to New Zealand and lives in the intertidal zone. Despite this spider having such a fascinating habitat and biology, there have been few records of D. marina since it was first documented. Here we note previous recorded localities for D. marina and following a recent search for this spider to study its silk, we reveal new observations about its natural history.

Published
2017-08-22
How to Cite
VINK, Cor J et al. The marine spider, Desis marina (Araneae: Desidae): new observations and localities. The Weta, [S.l.], v. 51, p. 71-79, aug. 2017. Available at: <http://publications.ento.org.nz/index.php/weta/article/view/167>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.
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