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22nd International Congress of Arachnology

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. The current office bearers of the AFRAS are Prof Stefan Foord (Chairman, e-mail: sfoord[at]univen.ac.za), Ms Robin Lyle (Secretary, e-mail: lyler[at]arc.agric.za) and Ms Petro Marais (Treasurer, e-mail: maraisp[at]arc.agric.za).

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Desert huntsman spiders (Sparassidae, Arandisa) are widespread in the arid western parts of South Africa.