Edwards, Dr. G. B.

Edwards, Dr. G. B. My curatorial responsibilities include Arachnida (except Acari): spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, and relatives; Crustacea (terrestrial species only): pillbugs, sowbugs; Myriapoda: centipedes, millipedes, symphylans; Onychophora; and Thysanoptera.

My research interests are primarily twofold: 1) using spiders as biocontrol agents, and 2) behavior, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, and systematics of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders). Other activities and affiliations include membership secretary of the Peckham Society and editor of its publication, Peckhamia; editorial board member of the American Tarantula Society; member, Committee on Common Names, American Arachnological Society; and Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida. I have 60 publications, mostly on spiders, but also on centipedes, butterflies, and thrips.

Dr. G.B. Edwards
Taxonomic Entomologist
Curator: Arachnida and Myriapoda
Phone: 352-372-3505 x 194
Fax: 352-334-0737
s-Mail: PO Box 147100, Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
edwardg@doacs.state.fl.us
http://www.fsca-dpi.org


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EDWARDS, G. B., CARROLL, J. F. & WITHCOMB, W. H. (1974)

   Stoidis aurata (Araneae: Salticidae), a spider predator of ants. The Florida Entomol. 57(4): 337-346

EDWARDS, G. B. (1977)

   Interference competition between salticids and web spiders. PECKHAMIA 1(1): 11-12

EDWARDS, G. B. (1977)

   Comments on some genus and species problems in the Salticidae, including Walckenaerian names. PECKHAMIA 1(2): 21-23

EDWARDS, G. B. (1978)

   Two new southern Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). The Florida Entomol. 61(2): 77-82

EDWARDS, G. B. (1978)

   On the validity of Walckenaer´s names: A forum of fact and opinion. PECKHAMIA 1(4): 53

EDWARDS, G. B. & HILL, D. E. (1978)

   Representatives of the North American salticid fauna. PECKHAMIA 1(5): 110-118

EDWARDS, G. B. (1979)

   Pantropical jumping spiders occuring in Florida. Ent. Circular 199: 2pp.

EDWARDS, G. B. (1979)

   On the designation of Attus audax as the type of Phidippus C.L.KOCH. PECKHAMIA 1(6): 120

EDWARDS, G. B. (1979)

   Rebuttal to objections against designation of Attus audax HENTZ as type species of Phidippus KOCH 1846. Z.N.(S.) 1904. PECKHAMIA 1(6): 120-121

EDWARDS, G. B. (1980)

   Experimental demonstration of the importance of wings to prey evaluation by a salticid spider. PECKHAMIA 2(1): 6-9

EDWARDS, G. B. (1980)

   Jumping spiders of the United States and Canada: Changes in the key and list (4). PECKHAMIA 2(1): 11-14

EDWARDS, G. B. (1981)

   Taxonomy, ethology, and ecology of Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae) in Eastern North America. Diss. Abstract Int. (B) 42(2): 3pp.

EDWARDS, G. B. (1981)

   Sound production by courting males of Phidippus mystaceus (Araneae: Salticidae). Psyche 88: 199-214

EDWARDS, G. B. & ROSSMAN, D. A. (1981)

   A preliminary checklist of Georgia Salticidae. PECKHAMIA 2(2): 27-31

EDWARDS, G. B. (1982)

   Attus otiosus HENTZ, 1846 (Araneae, Salticidae) Proposed conservation under the plenary powers. Z.N.(S.) 2355. Bull. zool. Nom. 39(1): 64-66

EDWARDS, G. B. (1982)

   The arboreal Salticidae of Florida. PECKHAMIA 2(3): 33-36

EDWARDS, G. B. (1984)

   Mimicry of velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) by jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). PECKHAMIA 2(4): 46-49

ROACH, S. H. & EDWARDS, G. B. (1984)

   An annotated list of South Carolina Salticidae (Araneae). PECKHAMIA 2(4): 49-57

EDWARDS, G. B. (1988)

   Review: Griswold, C.E. 1987. A revision of the jumping spider genus Habronattus F.O.P.-CAMBRIDGE (Araneae: Salticidae), with phenetic and cladistic analyses. Univ.California Publ. Entomol. 107, Univ.Calif. Press, ix + 344 pp.. PECKHAMIA 2(5): 88-89

EDWARDS, G. B. (1990)

   Anecdotal field notes on Florida Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae), with notes on territoriality in P. regius. PECKHAMIA 2(6): 96-100

ROACH, S. H. & EDWARDS, G. B. (1990)

   Additions to "An annotated list of South Carolina Salticidae) (Araneae)". PECKHAMIA 2(6): 100-101

EDWARDS, G. B. (1990)

   Aspects of Phidippus predation. Amer. Arachnol. 42: 12

EDWARDS, G. B. & JACKSON, R. R. (1993)

   Use of prey-specific predatory behaviour by North American jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) of the genus Phidippus. J. Zool. 229: 709-716

EDWARDS, G. B. & JACKSON, R. R. (1994)

   The role of experience in the development of predatory behaviour in Phidippus regius, a jumping spider (Araneae, Salticidae), from Florida. New Zealand J. Zool. 21: 269-277

EDWARDS, G. B. (1994)

   Neotype designations for the type species of Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). Insecta Mundi 8(1-2): 143-144

EDWARDS, G. B. & WOLFF, R. J. (1995)

   A list of the jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the islands of the Caribbean region. PECKHAMIA 3(2): 27-60

JACKSON, R. R., LI, D., BARRION, A. T. & EDWARDS, G. B. (1998)

   Prey-capture techniques and prey preferences of nine species of ant-eating jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from the Philippines. New Zeal. J. Zool. 25: 249-272

COREY, D. T., STOUT, J. & EDWARDS, G. B. (1998)

   Ground surface spider fauna in Florida sandhill communities. J. Arachnol. 26(3): 303-316

EDWARDS, G. B. (1999)

   The genus Attidops (Araneae, Salticidae). J. Arachnol. 27: 7-15

EDWARDS, G. B. (1999)

   Corythalia canosa (Araneae: Salticidae) reassigned to Anasaitis. Insecta Mundi 13(1-2): 10

EDWARDS, G. B. (2000)

   Regal jumping spider, Phidippus regius C. L. KOCH (Arachnida: Salticidae). Florida Division of Plant Industry, Entomology : 1-4, University of Florida

EDWARDS, G. B. (2000)

   A synonym in the genus Fluda. Insecta Mundi 14(4): 252-253

EDWARDS, G. B., HIBBARD, K. L. (2001)

   The Mexican Redrump, Brachypelma vagans (Araneae: Theraphosidae), an exotic tarantula established in Florida. Entomology Circular 394(1999 (2001)): 1-2, Fla. Dept. Agric. & Consumer Services

JACKSON, R. R., POLLARD, S. D., NELSON, X. J., EDWARDS, G. B. & BARRION, A. T. (2001)

   Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) that feed on nectar. J. Zool. 255: 25-29

EDWARDS, G. B. (2002)

   A new species of Neonella (Araneae: Salticidae) from southeast Florida. Insecta Mundi 16(1-3): 157-159

EDWARDS, G. B. (2002)

   A review of the Nearctic jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the subfamily Euophryinae nort of Mexico. Insecta Mundi 16(1-3): 65-76

EDWARDS, G. B. (2004)

   Revision of the jumping spiders of the genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). Occ. Pap. of the Florida State Coll. of Arth. 11: 156, Gainesville, Florida

NELSON, X. J., JACKSON, R. R., POLLARD, S. D., EDWARDS, G. B. & BARRION, A. T. (2004)

   Predation by ants on jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) in the Philippines. New Zeal. J. Zool. 31: 45-56

EDWARDS, G. B., RINALDI, I. M. P. & RUIZ, G. R. S. (2005)

   A review of some south american species of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) described by MELLO-LEITÃO from Brasil, with resolution of the genus Asaphobelis. Biota Neotropica 5(2): 1-31

EDWARDS, G. B. (2005)

   A review of described Metacyrba, the status of Parkella, and notes on Platycryptus and Balmaceda with a comparison of the genera (Araneae: Salticidae: Marpissinae). Insecta Mundi 19(4): 193-226

EDWARDS, G. B. (2005)

   The first record of Phidippus bidentatus (Araneae: Salticidae) in the United States. Insecta Mundi 19(3): 138

NELSON, X. J., JACKSON, R. R., EDWARDS, G. B. & BARRION, A. T. (2005)

   Living with the enemy: jumping spiders that mimic weaver ants . J. Arachnol. 33: 813-819

NELSON, X. J., JACKSON, R. R., LI, D. , BARRION, A. T. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2006)

   Innate aversion to ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and ant mimics: experimental findings from mantises . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88: 23-32

EDWARDS, G. B. & HILL, D. E. (2008)

   Representatives of the North American salticid fauna, revisited. PECKHAMIA 30(2): 1-15

EDWARDS, G. B. (2009)

   Males of Gambaquezonia itimana (Araneae, Salticidae), with notes on females. J. Arachnol. 37: 103-105

EDWARDS, G. B. & BENJAMIN, S. P. (2009)

   A first look at the phylogeny of the Myrmarachninae, with rediscovery and redescription of the type species of Myrmarachne (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 2309: 1-29

EDWARDS, G. B. & JENNINGS, D. T. (2010)

   A first record for Pellenes lapponicus (Araneae: Salticidae) from the northeastern United States, with notes on synonymies and combinations for the species. PECKHAMIA 86.1: 1-2

EDWARDS, G. B. (2011)

   A review of the type designations of the genus Salticus LATREILLE, genus Attus WALCKENAER, and the family Salticidae BLACKWALL (Arachnida: Araneae), with special reference to historical connections with the Genus Myrmarachne MACLEAY. PECKHAMIA 93.1: 1-10

KALDARI, R., EDWARDS, G. B. & WALTON, R. K. (2011)

   First records of Hakka (Araneae: Salticidae) in North America. PECKHAMIA 94.1: 1-6

EDWARDS, G. B. & JENNINGS, D. T. (2011)

   A new record for Pellenes lapponicus (Araneae: Salticidae) from the Northeastern United States, with notes on synonymies and combinations for the species. PECKHAMIA 86.2: 1-2

TAUCARE-RIOS, A. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2012)

   First records of the jumping spider Menemerus semilimbatus (Araneae: Salticidae) in Chile. PECKHAMIA 102.1: 1-3

WESOŁOWSKA, W. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2012)

   Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Calabar area (SE Nigeria). Ann. Zool. 62(4): 733-772

RUIZ, G. R. S. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2013)

   Revision of Bagheera (Araneae: Salticidae: Dendryphantinae). J. Arachnol. 41: 18-24

EDWARDS, G. B. & RUIZ, G. R. S. (2013)

   Freya ambigua (Araneae: Salticidae) introduced to the continental United States, with new synonyms. J. Arachnol. 41: 11-17

YAMASAKI, T. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2013)

   The genus Myrmarachne (Araneae, Salticidae) in Flores, Indonesia. ZooKeys 299: 1-20

EDWARDS, G. B. (2013)

   A review of the synonyms of Myrmarachne (Araneae: Salticidae), with comments on the availability of each genus name. PECKHAMIA 110.1: 1-9

EDWARDS, G. B. (2013)

   A philosophy and methodology for matching opposite sexes of one species, exemplified by a new synonym in Myrmarachne (Araneae: Salticidae). PECKHAMIA 111.1: 1-12

HILL, D. E. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2013)

   Origins of the North American jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). PECKHAMIA 107.1: 1-67

EDWARDS, G. B. (2015)

   Freyinae, a major new subfamily of Neotropical jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 4036(1): 001-087

RUBIO, G. D., BAIGORRIA, J. E. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2016)

   First description of the female of the jumping spider Balmaceda nigrosecta MELLO-LEITÃO (Salticidae, Dendryphantini, Marpissina). ZooKeys 563: 11-19

GALL, W. K. & EDWARDS, G. B. (2016)

   First records for the jumping spiders Heliophanus kochii in the Americas and Myrmarachne formicaria in New York State (Araneae: Salticidae). PECKHAMIA 140.1: 1-7

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