n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Genetiese, morflogiese en gedragsstudies van (Araneae: Araneidae) in Suid Afrika : referaatopsomming

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173


Spiders of the genus form part of the family and are commonly called tent-web spiders due to the unique shape of their web. A total of 41 are known throughout the world and five of them have been recorded from Africa, but none formally from South Africa. The only species of so far suspected to occur in South Africa is the cosmopolitan species . In South Africa they are frequently found on aloes and cycads and live solitary or in small groups to large aggregations.

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