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How Spiders Make a Living
An overview of the feeding patterns of 10 groups of common agroecosystem spiders is presented to inform entomologists and ecologists concerned with issues of natural biological control. Expand
Predation by green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans (Araneae: Oxyopidae), inhabiting cotton and woolly croton plants in East Texas
Predation by green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans (Hentz), was studied on cotton and woolly croton plants in East Texas. This species feeds both diurnally and nocturnally. P. viridans was observedExpand
Predation of Heliothis virescens (F.) Eggs on CoUon in East Texas
Predator efficiency values were calculated for several species or groups of species and presented as number of eggs individually consumed per 24 h, and revealed a seasonal mean of 137:1 (predator-to-egg ratio). Expand
Comparison of the Feeding Niche of Polyphagous Insectivores (Araneae) in a Texas Cotton Plantation: Estimates of Niche Breadth and Overlap
The nonweb-building spider Oxyopes salticus Hentz, which actively searches the cotton plant for prey, showed the highest diet breadth value (broad feeding niche) under the conditions of this experiment, which indicates considerable differences between species in feeding specialization. Expand
Diets, feeding specialization, and predatory role of two lynx spiders, Oxyopes salticus and Peucetia viridans (Araneae: Oxyopidae), in a Texas cotton agroecosystem
The predation ecology of the striped lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus Hentz, and green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans (Hentz), was studied during 108 h of visual observation in an insecticide-freeExpand
Evaluation of the Importance of the Striped Lynx Spider, Oxyopes salticus (Araneae: Oxyopidae), as a Predator in Texas Cotton
Predation by the striped lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus Hentz, on cotton arthropods was studied in an unsprayed field in east Texas to estimate how many prey may have been killed by the spider in the middle of the growing season. Expand
Ovipositional Preference of the Cotton Fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus, and Distribution of Eggs Among Host Plant Species
L Laboratory studies showed that flowering Monarda punctata, and flowering Croton capitatus were favored over other host species and other phenological stages as oviposition sites as eggs were deposited in a pubescent cotton variety than in a glabrous variety. Expand
Predator Determination and Efficiency on Heliothis virescens Eggs in Cotton Using 32 P
Radioactive Heliothis virescens (F.) eggs were placed in an east Texas cotton field during 1977, and the following arthropods showed evidence of predation on the eggs: Solenopsis invicta Buren; OriusExpand
Killing power of the red imported fire ant [Hym.: Formicidae]: a key predator of the boll weevil [Col.: Curculionidae]
The red imported fire ant was identified as a key predator of the boll weevil,Anthonomus grandis Boheman, during the summer of 1981 and when this predation was combined with other natural mortality factors, the weevil population density throughout the season never exceeded levels that required control measures. Expand
Spiders as predators of arthropod eggs
Examples of spiders preying upon the eggs of Araneae and Insecta are given from descriptions found in the literature from different regions of the world. In many cases, spiderlings or female spidersExpand