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Urbanization facilitates migration of the human health pest, Western black widow spider

Western black widow spider. AoS

By 2050, more than half of the global human population is expected to live in urban areas. As these urban areas rapidly grow, they replace some of our most pristine habitats. One effect that urbanization has is

Spiders that pretend to be leaf veins

Daddy longlegs spiders (Pholcidae) are ubiquitous guests in houses around the world and thus known to most people. However, the bulk of the family’s currently 1,600 known species are confined to tropical forests, where they have evolved

Spider diversity in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

Compared to the Amazon Forest, the Atlantic Forest along the eastern coast of Brazil may appear small and insignificant. With respect to area this is true: with 95,000 km2, the Atlantic Forest covers less than 2% of