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Genetic, morphologic and behavioral study of Cyrtophora spp . (Araneae: Araneidae) in South Africa

P.Z.N. Franzini, H. van der Bank, A. Dippenaar-Schoeman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a339 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.339 | © 2012 P.Z.N. Franzini, H. van der Bank, A. Dippenaar-Schoeman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 30 May 2012

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P.Z.N. Franzini, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
H. van der Bank, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
A. Dippenaar-Schoeman, ARC Research Institute for Plan Protections South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

Spiders of the genusCyrtophoraform part of the familyAraneidaeand arecommonly called tent-web spiders due to the unique shape of their web. A total of 41Cyrtophoraspp. are known throughout the world and five of them have been recorded from Africa, but none formally from South Africa.

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