First Record of the Social Spider Cyrtophora citricola (Araneae: Araneidae) in the Bahamas

Christopher K. Starr, Jo-Anne Sewlal


Cyrtophora citricola (Forskal) constructs a compound web in which the horizontal webs of the many individual spiders are interconnected (Buskirk 197S). It is native to the Old World (Levi 1997), but introduced by unknown means to several Neotropical territories, including the Dominican Republic (Alayon et al. 2001), Haiti (Starr 200S) and Cuba (Alayon 2003). We report here for the first time its presence in the Bahamas.

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