Filippo Castellucci

Filippo Castellucci

PhD Student

PhD project: Taxonomy, Phylogeography and Myrmecophily of the spider genus Mastigusa (Araneae: Hahniidae).

My research focuses on the spider genus Mastigusa and touches different aspects as taxonomy, evolutionary history, phylogeography and ecology. Being this spider myrmecophilic it represents an ideal model for better understanding the evolution of relationships between social insects and other arthropods and for unveiling the complex mechanisms that undergo this interactions.

Research areas: 

  • Arachnology
  • Taxonomy
  • Myrmecophily
  • Phylogenetics
  • Phylogeography

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