Just a little delayed, after standing in immigration line and showing my luggage in detail to a very polite lady, I got a warm welcome of my friend and excursion guide Edmundo González Santillán in Mexico City. Car pick up, and dinner with old friends... the whole long travel day was over.
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Now, time for leaving Europe for an exciting field adventure is coming fast. For the project "What are the Westnearctic Tegenaria? A Phylogeographical Study Investigating the Evolutionary History of the Spider Family Agelenidae". I will travel to Mexico, exploring parts of that impressive country to find the animals in focus – the endemic Tegenaria species. A local friend and scorpion expert will guide me through his country, following the footsteps of famous American arachnologist Willis J.