Abstract

In the early part of May of this year, Mr. W. F. Howlett, of Eketahuma, New Zealand, presented to the Trustees of this Museum, a spray, measuring about 10 inches in length, containing a large series of cocoons or ova-sacs of a spider, Arachnura trilibata[sic—Editor, Nov. 2008], Urq., which species occurs also in Tasmania.

In his letter, dated May 2, 1916, Mr. Howlett says:— "A friend handed me enclosed, apparently the egg-cocoons of a social spider… He says the spiders have all gone away now … I opened one cocoon and found it full of well developed spiders … My friend says the spiders had a very large web 'right across the track.'" In a further letter, dated June 2, 1916, Mr. Howlett says :— "It is 'social,' and of course makes geometric webs."

The species is described by Urquhart as being 9.5 mm. long in the female, and 5 mm. in the male. …

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rainbow, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(3): 65–66
Author
W. J. Rainbow
Year
1916
Title
Occasional notes. No. II. Ova-sacs of Arachnura trilobata, Urq.
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
11
Issue
3
Start Page
65
End Page
66
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.910
Language
English
Plates
plate xvii
Date Published
01 July 1916
Cover Date
01 July 1916
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARACHNIDA; NEW ZEALAND; ECOLOGY, TERRESTRIAL
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27 October 2008
Available Online
16 December 2008
Reference Number
910
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