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Predatory behavior of jumping spiders.
Salticids, the largest family of spiders, have unique eyes, acute vision, and elaborate vision-mediated predatory behavior, which is more pronounced than in any other spider group. Diverse predatory
Effect of discriminative plant-sugar feeding on the survival and fecundity of Anopheles gambiae
It is suggested that feeding by mosquitoes on preferred plant species under natural conditions results in higher fitness-related benefits, and that the sugar content in preferred plant parts is largely responsible for these effects.
Discriminative feeding behaviour of Anopheles gambiae s.s. on endemic plants in western Kenya
Four of the plants that were observed to have been fed on most frequently in the choice assay were also shown to be ingested most often by mosquitoes in both types of assay, suggesting that An.
The role of experience in the development of predatory behaviour in Phidippus regius, a jumping spider (Araneae, Salticidae) from Florida
Tests with spiderlings that had only recently emerged from an eggsac indicated that for c.
Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) that feed on nectar
Nectivory was studied in 90 species from the spider family Salticidae, suggesting that nectar feeding may be widespread, if not routine, in salticid spiders.
Intraspecific interactions and the function of courtship in mygalomorph spiders: a study of Porrhothele antipodiana (Araneae: Hexathelidae) and a literature review
From comparison of results from a variety of testing procedures, there is no evidence that studying interactions of P. antipodiana in the laboratory seriously distorts this species’ behaviour.
Communication with Chemicals: Pheromones and Spiders
The term pheromone is used to describe olfactory and contact chemicals that are used during intraspecific interactions and appears to be the most primitive mode of communication in the arachnids.
Cohabitation of males and juvenile females: a prevalent mating tactic of spiders
  • R. Jackson
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 1 October 1986
The longest cohabitation occurred in three web-building species (Inola amicabilis, Inola subtilis; Portia fimbriata: Salticidae) in which males remained with females two moults from maturity, and juvenile, as well as adult, males cohabited with juvenile females.
Convergent evolution of eye ultrastructure and divergent evolution of vision‐mediated predatory behaviour in jumping spiders
A remarkable case of morphological convergence of eye ultrastructure in two clades with divergent predatory behaviour is documented and evidence for a stepwise, gradual evolution of a complex predatory strategy is found.