THE PALPUS OF MALE SPIDERS OF THE FAMILY LINYPHIDAE

Authors


  • *NdashNature Conservancy, Furzebrook Research Station, Wareham, Dorset, P.Z.S.L.-140

Abstract

The male palpal organs of 124 British species of linyphiid spiders are described in detai, by reference to two basic types of palp structure (simple and complex).

The history of the taxonomy of the family is described, with reference especially to the work of Simon, Hull, Petrunkevitch, Locket & Millidge, and Wiehle.

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