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SPIDERS IN UNITED STATES FIELD CROPS AND THEIR POTENTIAL EFFECT ON CROP PESTS
An analysis of 29 faunal surveys of spiders found in nine field crops in the United States indicates the presence of 614 species in 192 genera and 26 families . These species represent 19% of the caExpand
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Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) that feed on nectar
Nectivory was studied in 90 species from the spider family Salticidae. Observations of 31 of these species feeding on nectar from flowers in nature was the impetus for laboratory tests in which allExpand
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The role of experience in the development of predatory behaviour in Phidippus regius, a jumping spider (Araneae, Salticidae) from Florida
Abstract Inexperienced Phidippus regius spider‐lings used significantly different techniques to capture larvae of a lepidopteran (Trichoplusia ni) and adult dipterans (Drosophila melanogaster). TheExpand
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Revision of the jumping spiders of the genus Phidippus (Araneae:Salticidae)
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Stoidis aurata (Araneae, Salticidae), a spider predator of ants.
Stoidis aurata (Hentz), a salticid spider occurring in a variety of leaf litter habitats, was observed in the field attacking ant workers. In the laboratory it fed on 21 of 23 ant species offered,Expand
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Prey‐capture techniques and prey preferences of nine species of ant‐eating jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from the Philippines
Abstract Siler sp., Euophrys sp. 1 and 2, and six species of Chalcotropis feed on ants in nature. Capture techniques and preferences of each species were studied in the laboratory using a wideExpand
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Innate aversion to ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and ant mimics: experimental findings from mantises (Mantodea)
Field data suggest that ants may be important predators of mantises which, in turn, may be important predators of jumping spiders (Salticidae). Using a tropical fauna from the Philippines as a caseExpand
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Use of prey‐specific predatory behaviour by North American jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) of the genus Phidippus
Prey-capture behaviour of seven species of Phidippus is studied using two types of prey, house flies (adult Musca domestica) and caterpillars (cabbage loopers, larval Trichoplusia ni). Each speciesExpand
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