Philippe Joseph: Arachnid

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Location of collection:

  • (33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W)

Date of collection:

  • 09/05/2017 through 09/07/2017

Collection Method:

  • Malaise trap

Order:

  • Arachnid

Family:

  • Ricinulei

H':

  • 1.388352

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

  • Two segmented body parts, a cephalothorax and an abdomen
  • Eight eyes, some species have less
  • Four pairs of legs, fangs, and an adaptation called a spinneret, found at the end of abdomen used for spinning silk.

Ecological and Economic/ Public Health Importance

  • Control other insect populations, main type of food source for a variety of animals. Some spiders consume other species of spiders, thus, controlling the arachnid population.
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