Feeding habits of the blackwidow spider Latrodectus lilianae ( Araneae : Theridiidae ) in an arid zone of south-east Spain

@inproceedings{Hodar2001FeedingHO,
  title={Feeding habits of the blackwidow spider Latrodectus lilianae ( Araneae : Theridiidae ) in an arid zone of south-east Spain},
  author={Jose{\^A} A. Ho{\^A}dar and Francisco Sa{\^A}nchez-Pin{\"A}ero},
  year={2001}
}
  • Jose A. HoÂdar, Francisco SaÂnchez-PinÄero
  • Published 2001
The diet of the blackwidow spider Latrodectus lilianae (Araneae: Theridiidae) was studied in an arid shrubsteppe of south-eastern Spain during 1990±93. For the ®rst 3 years, prey mummies attached to spider webs were collected once the spiders' activity period was ®nished, at the end of September. In the fourth year, webs were marked and checked bi-weekly from April to September during the activity period of the blackwidow spider. We identi®ed 2106 prey items from 164 webs. Most prey were… CONTINUE READING
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