Collecting in the Atacama Desert

In January, before COVID19 went global, I enjoyed a brief collecting trip with Andrés Taucare-Ríos. Of note, we discovered a Sicarius six-eyed sand spider preying on a gecko — an observation that has now appeared in the Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina. This observation is significant given the dominant abundance and potential competition between these two predators in Atacama.

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