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1 December 2003 TREES USED FOR TUBE SUPPORT BY SPHODROS RUFIPES (LATREILLE 1829)(ARANEAE, ATYPIDAE) IN NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
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Little information is available concerning the tree species preferred by the American red-legged purseweb spider, Sphodros rufipes (Latreille 1829), for supporting their webs. During a study of the spiders of northwestern Louisiana, 26 pursewebs of S. rufipes were found. All were on deciduous trees, with 58% found on sweetgum or oak. None of the webs were on conifers or herbaceous plants even though conifers made up 7–92% of the trees in the sampled areas. All pursewebs were within 20 m of a stream and were on trees with a trunk less than 70 cm dbh.

Laurence M. Hardy "TREES USED FOR TUBE SUPPORT BY SPHODROS RUFIPES (LATREILLE 1829)(ARANEAE, ATYPIDAE) IN NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA," The Journal of Arachnology 31(3), 437-440, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1636/S02-34
Received: 24 June 2002; Published: 1 December 2003
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