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1 November 2018 Habitat associations of the web-building wolf spiders Sosippus floridanus and Sosippus placidus (Lycosidae: Sosippinae): a widespread generalist versus an endemic specialist
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Habitat associations of two species of congeneric web-building wolf spiders were examined in their zone of syntopy on the Lake Wales Ridge in Florida. The species differed in use of all of the habitat variables measured. The geographically widespread species, Sosippus floridanus Simon, 1898, associated with habitat features typical of scrubby flatwoods and human disturbed areas, which are found throughout the Florida peninsula. The endemic species, S. placidus Brady, 1972, associated with a scrub oak habitat that is restricted to the Lake Wales Ridge. Biogeographic implications of these differences are discussed.

Margaret A. Hodge and Samuel D. Marshall "Habitat associations of the web-building wolf spiders Sosippus floridanus and Sosippus placidus (Lycosidae: Sosippinae): a widespread generalist versus an endemic specialist," The Journal of Arachnology 46(3), 428-431, (1 November 2018). https://doi.org/10.1636/JoA-S-17-056.1
Received: 26 July 2017; Published: 1 November 2018
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