Saturday Aug 20, 2016
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Learn how a class field trip to Nicaragua resulted in the study of a spider species overlooked for 100 years.
Presenters - Rachael Alfaro, Ph.D. candidate and Dr. Sandra Brantley, Division of Arthropods, MSB. Learn how a class field trip to Nicaragua resulted in the study of a spider species overlooked for 100 years.Tengella perfuga is a member of a spider family with a puzzling mix of features that makes it difficult to place among other spiders. We will discuss the evolutionary questions represented by this family, as well as its habitat and distribution in the context of current land use change in Central America. Presented by the Museum of Southwestern Biology.