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Volume 80, Issue 4, Pages 277-288
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1973/86980

The Stabilimenta of Nephila Clavipes and the Origins of Stabilimentum-Building in Araneids

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, P. O. Box 2072, Canal Zone, Balboa, Panama

Received 4 November 1973

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