The biology of the order Phalangida in Michigan

TitleThe biology of the order Phalangida in Michigan
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1960
AuthorsEdgar ALee
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages251 pp.
UniversityUniversity of Michigan
CityAnn Arbor, MI
KeywordsSPIDERS
Abstract

1. The purposes of this investigation were: (a) the composition and distribution of the phalangid fauna in Michigan; (b) determination of the habitat characteristics and vegetational preferences of the constituent species; (c) study of a population of commonly-occurring species and some aspects of their natural history; (d) study of the life history of a species with widespread distribution but rather limited habitat requirements; (e) a comparison of some oaf the physiological qualities as determined in the laboratory with habitat selections as observed in the field.