Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Studies on the spinning apparatus of Clubiona phragmitis C.L. Koch (Araneida, Clubionidae). 1. The external spinning apparatus

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1986
Authors:H. Wisniewski
Journal:Zoologica Poloniae
Date Published:1986
ISBN Number:0044-510X
Keywords:Appendages, Biometrics, Clubiona phragmitis (Araneae)., Clubiona phragmitis [Size / / Spinneret measurements, comparative study] [Sexual dimorphism / / ] [Poland / / Kaszuby Lake, comparisons] [Spinnerets / / Morphology & sexual dimorphism, district, Eurasia, Europe, General morphology, Land zones, Palaearctic region, Reproduction, sex differences &, Spinneret morphology & sex differences].

The spinning apparatus of adult Clubiona phragmitis C. L. Koch of both sexes has been morphologically examined. C. phragmitis is poorer equiped with external spinning structures as compared to many web-spinning spiders (especially Agriopidae, Agelenidae), though better equiped as compared to Theridiidae. The spinning apparatus of the studied species is more efficient than that of nonspinners which closely connected with its mode of life. The male spinning apparatus, in spite of its being morphologically richer than in females, is functionally reduced. Only during the mating period its activity is comparable with that of the female apparatus.

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