The Diversity and Distribution of Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) Along An Outdoor-Indoor Habitat Gradient: Preliminary Finding From Piedmont Virginia

William Kish & Sujan Henkanaththegedara
Although the United States supports a considerable diversity of spiders, some aspects of spider habitat use and niche specialization are poorly documented. Specifically, little attention has been given to explore how urban development affects the diversity and abundance of arthropods. We sampled spiders along an outdoor – indoor habitat gradient at Longwood University to understand the impact of urbanization on species diversity and abundance. We found 50 taxa of spiders belonging to 43 genera and...

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