Skip Navigation Links
Home
About Us
African Arachnida Database
Researchers
Publications
Books
Newsletters
Membership
Colloquiums
Links
Contact Us
AFRAS Events

AFRAS


The AFRICAN ARACHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY (AFRAS) is a scientific society devoted to the study of spiders, scorpions and other arachnids in Africa. It was initiated in 1986 in Pretoria and was first called "The Research Group for the Study of African Arachnida". At the 5th African Arachnological Colloquium (November 1996), the name was changed to the African Arachnological Society.

Spotlight

Long-spinnered spiders (Hersiliidae, Hersilia) are commonly found on bark of trees in savanna and forest habitats in the Afrotropical Region Ancylotrypa
9.12.2016
12th AFRAS Colloquium 2017 update
5.6.2016 1
African Scorpion Bibliography 2015
8.12.2015
Dippenaar-Schoeman Festschift avaliable FREE
5.20.2015
African Scorpion Bibliography 2014
3.25.2013
African Scorpion Bibliography 2013