Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Sphodros atlanticus - Atlantic purseweb spider


The mygalomorph spider genus Microhexura (Araneae, Dipluridae)
By Frederick A. Coyle
Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 170: 64-75, 1981
Online download available from the AMNH publications website here: http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/1057. It's part of a large compilation of papers. The Microhexura section starts on page 64.

Further diagnoses of new American spiders
By Gertsch, W. J.
American Museum Novitates 852: 1-27., 1936
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/2337

The spider tree of life: phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling
By Wheeler, W. H., Coddington, J. A., Crowley, L. M., Dimitrov, D., Goloboff, P. A., Griswold, C. E., Hormiga, G., Prendini, L., Ra
Cladistics 33(6): 576-616, 2017
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/13685

Arachnid aloft: directed aerial descent in neotropical canopy spiders
By Stephen P. Yanoviak, Yonatan Munk, Robert Dudley
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2015
Full text (PDF)

The Spider Genus Poultonella (Araneae:Salticidae)
By J. C. Cokendolpher and N. V. Horner
Journal of Arachnology, 1978
6:133-139

New spiders from Utah and California
By Chamberlin, R. V. & Gertsch, W. J.
Journal of Entomology and Zoology, 1929
21: 101-112
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/2008

A spider's tactile hairs
By Friedrich G. Barth
Scholarpedia, 10(3):7267, 2015

Polarized light detection in spiders
By Marie Dacke, Thuy A. Doan, David C. O’Carroll
The Journal of Experimental Biology 204, 2481–2490, 2001