Aggressive Chemical Mimicry by a Bolas Spider

  title={Aggressive Chemical Mimicry by a Bolas Spider},
  author={W. Eberhard},
  pages={1173 - 1175}
  • W. Eberhard
  • Published 1977
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Mature female Mastophora sp. spiders attract prey with a volatile substance which apparently mimics the female sex attractant pheromone of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera). The rate of prey capture is similar to that of a conventional orb weaver of comparable body size. 
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