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The comparative study of the predatory behaviour of Myrmarachne, ant-like jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
It appears that the unusual features of Myrmarachne's predatory and nesting behaviour are important in enabling these spiders to preserve their ant-like appearance.
Display and mating behaviour of Euophrys parvula, a New Zealand jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae)
This is the first comprehensive study of the intraspecific interactions of Euophrys parvula, a common jumping spider in New Zealand, and its repertoire of displays includes two apparently unique behaviours (swishing and staving) and many behaviours common to other salticid spiders.
Olfactory cues from conspecifics inhibit the web-invasion behavior of Portia, web-invading araneophagic jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
It is demonstrated that adult females of Portia africana, P. fimbriata, and P. labiata produce olfactory cues that affect the behavior of conspecific adult males, adult females, and juveniles, and that Portia spp.
Predatory Behavior of the Basilica Spider, Mecynogea Lemniscata (Araneae, Araneidae)
Females of Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer) are generalist predators that prey on house flies, carpenter ants, and Asiatic oak weevils.
Biology of Peucetia viridans (Araneae, Oxyopidae) in South Carolina, with special reference to predation and maternal care.
The biology of the green lynx spider is studied, with emphasis on the selection factors that maintain extended maternal care, and spiderlings were unable to exit from about 74% of the egg sacs without the aid of the mother.
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 that does not decrease with increasing group size when compared with a given feeding position, temporally speaking.
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), suggesting the importance of mating in establishing the shape of the oviposition curve.
Anti‐predator defences of a web‐building spider, Holocnemus pluchei (Araneae, Pholcidae)
Bouncing, in which this web-building spider moves its body rapidly up and down while keeping its legs on the silk, was the most frequent response to disturbance and there was no evidence that chemical stimuli from potential predators were important.
Development and Reproductive Potential of Florinda Coccinea (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
The developmental and reproduction of the red grass spider, Florinda coccinea (Hentz), from South Carolina were studied under laboratory conditions and the reproductive capacity of female spiders with unmated males versus those mated with previously mated males was not significantly different.