The ARACHNOLOGY UNIT (Biosystematics Division) is a leading research centre doing research on agriculturally and environmentally important Arachnida in southern Africa. The groups we study include the Acari (mites) (except ticks and oribatid mites); Araneae (spiders); Pseudoscorpiones (false scorpions); Solifuges (sun spiders); Opiliones (harvestmen) and Amplypygi (whipspiders). Research on arachnids has been conducted at ARC-PPRI for more than 60 years resulting in an extensive database of information housed in the National Collection of Arachnida. We have published more than 350 papers, including handbooks, CD's, manuals, posters, factsheets, scientific and popular papers.
SPIDER TAXONOMIC AND OTHER RESEARCH
SANSA (South African National Survey of Arachnida)
PLANT FEEDING MITES
Contact:Arachnida Line Manager: Prof Eddie UeckermannE-mail: UeckermannE@arc.agric.za