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Interactions between Liometopum microcephalum (Formicidae) and other dominant ant species of sympatric occurrence
Interactions of Liometopum microcephalum with other two territorial ants also nesting in or foraging on trees, Lasius fuligi-nosus and Formica rufa. were studied in South Moravia (Czech Republic), atExpand
The golden mimicry complex uses a wide spectrum of defence to deter a community of predators
Mimicry complexes typically consist of multiple species that deter predators using similar anti-predatory signals. Mimics in these complexes are assumed to vary in their level of defence from highlyExpand
The effect of increased habitat complexity and density-dependent non-consumptive interference on pest suppression by winter-active spiders
Abstract Artificially increased habitat complexity can improve the biocontrol service provided by generalist predators as it can reduce intraguild predation (IGP). However, several counteractingExpand
Revision of eastern Australian ant-mimicking spiders of the genus Myrmarachne (Araneae, Salticidae) reveals a complex of species and forms
In revising eastern Australian Myrmarachne, we provide descriptions of four new species (Myrmarachne helensmithae sp. nov., Myrmarachne macaulayi sp. nov.
Discovery of a monophagous true predator, a specialist termite-eating spider (Araneae: Ammoxenidae)
True predators are characterised by capturing a number of prey items during their lifetime and by being generalists. Some true predators are facultative specialists, but very few species areExpand
Venom gland size and venom complexity—essential trophic adaptations of venomous predators: A case study using spiders
Specialized predators possess a variety of adaptations. In venomous predators, this may include the size of the venom gland and venom composition. It is expected that due to different foragingExpand
Intraguild predation among spiders and their effect on the pear psylla during winter
Generalist predators may provide biocontrol service if (1) they are abundant in an agroecosystem, (2) intraguild predation is low, (3) alternative prey is scarce, and (4) pest population increase isExpand
Trophic niche, capture efficiency and venom profiles of six sympatric ant‐eating spider species (Araneae: Zodariidae)
The arms race between specialist predators and their prey has resulted in the evolution of a variety of specific adaptations. In venomous predators, this can include venom composition, particularlyExpand
Capture efficiency and trophic adaptations of a specialist and generalist predator: A comparison
Abstract Specialist true predators are expected to exhibit higher capture efficiencies for the capture of larger and dangerous prey than generalist predators due to their possession of specializedExpand
Distinct feeding strategies of generalist and specialist spiders
1. Feeding behaviour of generalist and specialist predators is determined by a variety of trophic adaptations. Specialised prey‐capture adaptations allow specialists to catch relatively large prey onExpand