Constraints affecting partial prey consumption by a crab spider, Diaea sp. indet. (Araneae: Thomisidae)

@article{Pollard1989ConstraintsAP,
  title={Constraints affecting partial prey consumption by a crab spider, Diaea sp. indet. (Araneae: Thomisidae)},
  author={Simon D. Pollard},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1989},
  volume={81},
  pages={392-396}
}
The influence of feeding constraints on the feeding behaviour of Diaea sp. indet., was investigated. Diaea is a crab spider which ambushes its prey and practises extraintestinal digestion. A laboratory study was carried out using fruit flies, Drosophila immigrans, as prey. Diaea feeds from two sites on the prey — initially the head, followed by the posterior abdomen, with most of the prey's contents being extracted from the head. If additional prey are available, Diaea will, instead of… CONTINUE READING