Few species of invertebrates come under our everyday observation more than the common house spider, Theridion tepidariorum K. It is a familiar object in attics and in basements, in cellars and in outhouses of all kinds, in fact it will be found in almost any of the situations where there is shelter and moisture, and where insects may be found in sufficient numbers for food. In looking up the literature relating to this spider the writer was surprised to find that no one, apparently, had worked out its life history or made systematic observations on its habits.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1918 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Ewing, H. E.
"The Life and Behavior of the House Spider,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 25(1), 177-204.
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