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Population dynamics and phenology of the wall crab spider Selenops cocheleti Simon, 1880 (Araneae: Selenopidae) in Southeastern Brazil

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Author(s):
Villanueva-Bonilla, German Antonio ; Vasconcellos-Neto, Joao
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment; v. 51, n. 3, p. 215-230, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Over a two-year period, we conducted population studies of Selenops cocheleti inhabiting trunks of Plinia cauliflora (Myrtaceae) and Pinus elliottii (Pinaceae) in southeastern Brazil. Adult females were present year-round while adult males were only present during summer, indicating a stenochronous summer phenological pattern. The longevity of adult females enables them to continuously generate egg-sacs throughout the year, resulting in the permanent recruitment of individuals. In conclusion, this study provides new insights into the life-history of S. cocheleti and how climatic variables and prey abundance influence the population abundance of the different age classes and adult sexes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16469-8 - Population dynamics and association of Selenops cocheleti SIMON, 1880 (Araneae: Selenopidae) with plants of Family Myrtaceae in the Serra do Japi, São Paulo, Brasil
Grantee:German Antonio Villanueva Bonilla
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master