Where I found my spiders!!!
|Family: Pisauridae Genus: Dolomeides species: Triton found in Cold Spring Pond in Newton Mass floating on the pond water.
Family: Dictynidae Genus: Lathys found in the woods outside my house in Groton Mass.
Family: Gnaphosidae Genus: Herpyllus found near my house in Groton Mass.
Family: Gnaphosidae Genus: Drassyllus found in Belmont Mass in a meadow
Family: Thomisidae Genus: Xysticus species: elegans found behind the Chestnut Hill Mall in Chestnut Hill Mass in the woods in leaf litter.
Family: Thomisidae Genus: Xysticus species: transversatus found behind the Chestnut Hill Mall in Chestnut Hill Mass in the woods in the leaf litter.
Family: Thomisidae Genus: Misumenops found in Belmont Mass in a meadow
Family: Thomisidae Genus: Misumenoides found in Belmont Mass in a meadow
Family: Araneidae Genus: Argiope found in Belmont Mass in a meadow
Family: Araneidae Genus: Araneus found outside my house in the woods in a web between two trees in Groton Mass.
Family: Linyphiidae Genus: Pitohyphantes species: costasus found in my backyard in Groton Mass.
Family: Salticidae Genus: Phiddippus found in the foundation of my garage in Groton Mass
Family: Salticidae Genus: Metaphidippus found crawling on my in a meadow in Belmont Mass.
Family: Salticidae Genus: Hobrocestum species: pulex found crawling on the outside of my house.
Family: Salticidae Genus: Salticus species: scenicus found crawling on some rocks near my house in Groton Mass.
Family: Theridiidae Genus: Achaearanea species: tepidariorium found on the windowsill under my front porch window in Groton Mass.
Family: Pholicidae Genus: Pholcus found under a window above my cellar door in Groton Mass.
The references that I used for IDing my spiders
|Kaston, B.J., 1972. How to Know the Spiders. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
National Audubon Society, 1980. Field Guide to Insects and Spiders. Alfred A. Knopf Inc.
|I'd like to acknowledge Professor Perlman for getting me started in the first place and providing me with countless tools for IDing, such as the vials to keep the spiders in in the first place. He also let me use his digital camera which is the sole source with which I took these pictures. I also want to thank him for letting me change my mind about what to do about a million times. I also want to thank him for showing me how to take pictures of the spiders through a microscope in order to get the upclose shots needed for IDing.
I also want to thank my class for either pointing out spiders or giving them to me. Maya actually gave me one from her room! (Which hasn't been added quite yet.)
I also want to thank my parents for helping me with Go Live and putting up with bug boxes of spiders in the fridge and on the table in our living room. (Sorry Mom.)
I most of all want to thank the ITRC for the continuous support and help with my laptop and my ineptitude with the computer.