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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (3): 349–354.
Published: 14 March 2013
... reported for other small passerines. However, little is known about how birds choose and use the silk that they collect during nest building. We presented breeding pairs with cribellate silk from the Black House Spider Badumna sp. and ecribellate silk from the Golden Orb-weaver Nephila plumipes or ‘clean...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.037
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The Baeini is a species-rich group of tiny scelionid wasps that parasitize the eggs of spiders. Taxonomic research on one genus, Ceratobaeus Ashmead , shows that the 116 Australian species are easily recognized on distinct morphological characters, but only about 25% of them are described...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.052
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 212–213.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Richard Shine; Bobby Tamayo * Corresponding author. Email: rick.shine@sydney.edu.au © 2016 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2016 When predators become prey: the lizard- eating spiders of suburbia Richard Shine* and Bobby Tamayo School of Life and Environmental Sciences...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.039
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Mygalomorph spiders have radiated within Australia in response to geoclimatic changes. Relicts are arbitrarily aged in relation to the geological history of the sites in which they occur and their affinity wit h microhabitats, which are postulated as mimicking lost Mesozoic and early Tertiary...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.018
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... A native grassland remnant on private property on the Western Basalt Plains of Victoria was investigated to determine the composition and relative abundance of the Formicidae (ant), Coleoptera (beetle), and Araneae (spider) fauna. One hundred and sixty morpho-species were identified, comprising...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.914
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Conservation of Australian spiders has received scant attention to date. This chapter summarizes recent research on the biodiversity of spiders from the northern jarrah forest and their response to disturbance, in particular, the singular disturbances of burning or mining and the multiple...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.020
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Other moderately abundant taxa included Collembola, Diptera and Araneae (spiders). Ants and spiders were unusual in that their abundance remained generally high, regardless of vegetation type or season. Ants showed consistent patterns of change in species composition...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., we are known for our relatively carefree attitude towards some of the world's most dangerous animals, including venomous snakes and spiders, as well as sharks. This has arisen largely because we are familiar with these species, understand the actual level of risk they pose and have some idea of how...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 431–438.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Robert Mesibov; Tracey Churchill The millipede by-catch from a 1986-88 spider survey in Tasmanian coastal heathland was tallied by species, sex and life-stage. Two species of paradoxosomatid Polydesmida, Notodesmus scotius Chamberlin, 1920 and Pogonosternum sp., made up 99.8% of the pitfall...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 412–418.
Published: 17 March 2014
... niche breadth A low measure was recorded (0.05-0.07) and mainly cricket. spider and noctuid moth were found in the faecal pellets. This suggests that the Striped Legless Lizard is probably a specialized arthropod feeder. However. The small faecal pellet sample size, potential biases in the measurement...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 23 (2): 31.
Published: 17 March 2014
... with a wide mouth and about lOcm high so spiders can be easily removed or replaced with forceps. o These jars should contain a layer of pedt moss covered with a layer of sand preferably sterilized to keep down mite infestations. o Most important, a small tray for a wad of damp cotton wool. o We used small...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 85–88.
Published: 04 October 2011
... , to represent 88% of the biomass. The proportion of spiders as prey items in the diet in this instance (43%) was significantly higher than in other studies on mainland Australia. Southern Boobook dietary analysis Lycosidae wolf spiders Ahern, L.D., Berwick, S., Robinson, D., Howell, M...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.016
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Buttongrass moorland was found to have an abundant and diverse epigaeic arthropod fauna in summer. The characteristic elements are a predominance of spiders and aquatic insect groups such as Trichoptera, Tipulidae, Dolichopodidae, Ephydridae, Empididae, all these taxa being species-rich...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.1059
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... as by management concerns for traditional concepts of fauna conservation. Nevertheless, the growing importance of spiders, snails and insects in the researchers' field of vision augurs well for a more balanced view of fauna in the future. The contents of much of the previous edition were contained by the canopies...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
... (velvet Stevenson s verse is no more relevant than when applied worms), Arthropoda (spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, to the study of the planet s biodiversity, the endless array mites, ticks, pseudoscorpions, amphipods, isopods, of species, with their diverse morphologies, strange life crayfish, centipedes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.012
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
.... This two-year study monitored the responses of a semi-arid terrestrial arthropod community to predator (wolf spiders and ants) and nutrient manipulations. Preliminary results from the first year of the experiment indicate variation in abiotic factors, and intraguild and non-consumptive interactions may...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.013
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Ground-dwelling ants, beetles and spiders were surveyed at 239 forest sites in north-east New South Wales. The level of dissimilarity in species composition between these sites is analysed in relation to inter-site differences in a number of remotely mapped environmental and vegetational...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.014
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... in the Sydney region were sampled using pitfall and water traps to collect ants, beetles, spiders, flies and wasps over six days in Autumn 1997. Monte Carlo simulations were used to examine the nestedness of assemblages of arthropod species in heath and woodland fragments in the Sydney region. Only flies...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
... was held towards all wildlife species but the frequency varied across species. Naturalistic attitudes were highest for the Brush-turkey (31 followed by the Green tree frog Litoria caerulea (18 Peacock spider Maratus lobatus (13%) and Spiny leaf stick insect Extatosoma tiaratum (12 which means...