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Behavioral ecology of wasp-spider interactions : the role of webs, chemicals, and deception

@inproceedings{Uma2010BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral ecology of wasp-spider interactions : the role of webs, chemicals, and deception},
  author={Divya Uma},
  year={2010}
}
Predator-prey interactions are integral to the maintenance of community structure and function. Predators and prey use multiple cues to detect and assess each other, and identification of these cues is necessary to understand how selection operates to shape predator-prey interactions. Mud-dauber wasps (Sphecidae), one of the main predators of spiders, prefer araneids (two-dimensional web-building spiders) over derived araneoids, (three-dimensional web-building spiders). Predation pressure by… 

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