An ecological study of the spider population in strawberries with special reference to the role of Pardosa crassipalpis Purcell (Araneae: Lycosidae) in the control of Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval was undertaken.

Further reading:

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S. 1977. The biology of Pardosa crassipalpis Purcell (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 40: 225-236.

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S. 1979. Spider communities in strawberry beds: seasonal changes in numbers and species composition. Phytophylactica 11: 1-4.

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S. 1979. A simple technique to study feeding behaviour of spiders on mites. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society. 4(8): 349.

Spiders in Agro-Ecosystems

Spiders in cotton orchards

Spiders in avocado orchards

Spiders in macadamia orchards

Spiders in citrus orchards

Spiders in pistachio orchards

Spiders on grapes

Spiders as predators of termites

Spiders as predators of mites