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Biology of Peucetia viridans (Araneae, Oxyopidae) in South Carolina, with special reference to predation and maternal care.

@article{Willey1989BiologyOP,
  title={Biology of Peucetia viridans (Araneae, Oxyopidae) in South Carolina, with special reference to predation and maternal care.},
  author={M. B. Willey and P. Adler},
  journal={Journal of Arachnology},
  year={1989},
  volume={17},
  pages={275-284}
}
  • M. B. Willey, P. Adler
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Journal of Arachnology
  • We studied the biology of the green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans, in South Carolina, with emphasis on the selection factors that maintain extended maternal care. Nocturnal predation on the clutch was greater than diurnal predation. Chiracanthium inclusum (Araneae, Clubionidae) was the primary predator of eggs and emerged spiderlings. After producing a fertile egg sac in the field, female P viridans produced at least three fertile sacs in the laboratory. In the field, females produced a second… CONTINUE READING
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