No. of jars: 153
No. of species: 25
Whip spiders are an order of arachnids with ca. 150 described species that are primarily distributed in the Tropics. These animals do not have venom and do not have silk glands but catch prey with their raptorial pedipalps. The first pair of legs is elongate and used as a sensory organ. Whip spiders are nocturnal and live on tree bark, in termite mounds and caves. They can be quite large with up to 5cm in body length. The LIB collection comprises 25 species that were collected during field excursions in the late 19th century. Seven species are represented by type-material.
To the catalogue:
- Weidner, H., 1959: Die Entomologischen Sammlungen des Zoologischen Staatsinstituts und Zoologischen Museums Hamburg, I. Teil, Pararthropoda und Chelicerata I. - Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 57: 89-142. [ PDF ]