Mona is a natural treasure known for high levels of endemism, yet the arachnid fauna is poorly known. Our expedition was very successful. We visited 6 sites on the islands, plus nine different caves, and collected hundreds of arachnids, most of which have never been recorded on Mona previously, and many of which we expect are new to science! We will now work on identifying the material and start generating DNA barcodes to get an initial grip on the diversity of arachnids on the island.
I want to thank all the members of this highly motivated and dedicated group for their excellent work!! Also special thanks to Tony Nieves and the DRNA officers at Mona island for invaluable help, use of vehicles and cabins, and for sharing their kitchen and cook!