This week, NRW and the British Arachnological
Society published a GB-wide review of spiders which revealed that one fifth of British spider species are either extinct, endangered, vulnerable or threatened.
Lawrence Bell, of the British Arachnological
Society, says: "They are spreading because of climate change.
Although debunked numerous times, this myth remains the most widely circulated "fact" of the 21st century, according to the National Institute of Arachnological
Bulletin of British Arachnological
Society, 122, 67-82.
The introductory chapters include several popularly written and enjoyable chapters such as 'From arachnophobia to arachnophilia', 'Determining species--everything helps, including genitalia' or 'Parts of a spider--the need-to-know terms' as well as a fulsome background chapter titled 'Australia's rich arachnological
A number of sources were used for this contribution; eight arachnological
collections with specimens and records of ten different species of Lyssomanes were revised: Seccion de Entomologia de la Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay (FCE--Ar, M.
There is a newly-released online database of species distributions throughout North America hosted by the American Arachnological
Society (see Bradley 2015), but we have decided not to use this list due to its lack of peer-review and frequent conflict (over omission and inclusion) with Sierwald et al.
The British Arachnological
Society says 'cannibal spiders' like warm homes because the species is originally from the subtropics.
Society, 83, 6-7.
All short-tailed whipscorpions were kept at the Arachnological
collection of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.
Newsletter of the African Arachnological
Society 25: 9.
However, Lawrence Bee, the British Arachnological
Society's press and publicity officer, said he didn't believe the spider was dangerous.