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Dr. Aimée Thomas of the Environment Program co-authored an article published in the Southeastern Naturalist

Notes of the Southeastern Naturalist, Issue 17/2, 2018

Recent noteworthy distribution records for Deinopis spinosa
(Marx, 1889) (Araneae: Deinopidae) in the Southeastern United States

Dirk J. Stevenson1,*, Grover Brown2, Houston Chandler3, Daniel D. Dye II4, Christopher Garza5, Marks McWhorter6, Matt Moore7, and Aimée Thomas8

The ogre-faced spider Deinopis spinosa is the sole representative of the family Deinopidae in the US. Museum records suggest this species is restricted to the extreme southeastern US (Alabama and Florida) and Jamaica. Through nocturnal surveys and records from naturalist-oriented internet sites, we have discovered that this species is more widely distributed in the Coastal Plain region of the southeastern US.  To read the complete article click here.