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Display and mating behaviour of Euophrys parvula, a New Zealand jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae)
Abstract This is the first comprehensive study of the intraspecific interactions of Euophrys parvula, a common jumping spider in New Zealand. During male‐female interactions (courtship) multichannel… Expand
The comparative study of the predatory behaviour of Myrmarachne, ant-like jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
The predatory behaviour of 31 species of Myrmarachne, ant-like salticids, was studied in the laboratory and the field. The ant-like morphology and locomotion of these spiders appears to function… Expand
Olfactory cues from conspecifics inhibit the web-invasion behavior of Portia, web-invading araneophagic jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
Portia is a genus of web-invading araneophagic spiders that use aggressive mimicry to capture their spider prey. In an experimental study, we demonstrate that adult females of Portia africana, P.… Expand
Biology of Peucetia viridans (Araneae, Oxyopidae) in South Carolina, with special reference to predation and maternal care.
We studied the biology of the green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans, in South Carolina, with emphasis on the selection factors that maintain extended maternal care. Nocturnal predation on the clutch… Expand
Predatory behavior of a social spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum (Araneae: Eresidae): why attack first?
Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch is a Sri Lankan social spider that exhibits communal predation and feeding. A spider's feeding time is dependent on its position in the feeding sequence, with early… Expand
Anti‐predator defences of a web‐building spider, Holocnemus pluchei (Araneae, Pholcidae)
Anti-predator defence behaviour of Holocnemus pluchei (Araneae, Pholcidae) was studied in the laboratory and the field. Bouncing, in which this web-building spider moves its body rapidly up and down… Expand
Temporal oviposition patterns of Heliothis zea and Spodoptera ornithogalli
Egg production under laboratory conditions was examined over the lifespan of Heliothis zea (Boddie) and Spodoptera ornithogalli Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Although H. zea oviposits singly and… Expand
Predatory Behavior of the Basilica Spider, Mecynogea Lemniscata (Araneae, Araneidae)
Females of Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer) are generalist predators. Sixteen behavioral acts were described for M. lemniscata preying on house flies, carpenter ants, and Asiatic oak weevils in the… Expand
Development and Reproductive Potential of Florinda Coccinea (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
Development and reproduction of the red grass spider, Florinda coccinea (Hentz), from South Carolina were studied under laboratory conditions (26 ± 2 °C) . Both males an d females required five molts… Expand