This article describes the clinical progression of symptoms over a period of 5 days of a bite inflicted by a Philodromus sp. spider. Commonly
known as ‘running spiders’, these are not considered to be harmful to humans. This report, however, is the first description of an actual
bite by a member of this group of spiders showing cytotoxic envenomation. Management of the bites should be as recommended for other
cytotoxic spider bites.
Group living carries a price: it inherently entails increased competition for resources and reproduction, and may also be associated with mating among relatives, which carries costs of inbreeding. Nonetheless, group living ...
Foord, Stefan H.; Dippenaar-Schoeman, Anna S. (Anna Sophia), 1948-; Jocque, Rudy; Haddad, Charles R.; Lyle, Robin; Webb, Peter(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-16)
The aim of the South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA) is to document the
Arachnida fauna of South Africa. One of the focus areas of SANSA is to survey protected
areas to obtain species-specific information, ...
Nel, Ernst; Kelly, Janine; Dippenaar-Schoeman, Anna S. (Anna Sophia), 1948-(Taylor and Francis, 2014-07)
Some aspects of the biology of the wasp Chalybion spinolae are documented. This includes
behaviour relating to life cycles, nesting, mating, oviposition and prey interaction of this
wasp. The physical appearance of the ...