Impact of predation by spiders on a territorial damselfly (Odonata: Calopterygidae)

@article{Rehfeldt1992ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of predation by spiders on a territorial damselfly (Odonata: Calopterygidae)},
  author={Gunnar Rehfeldt},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1992},
  volume={89},
  pages={550-556}
}
Predation by orb-weaving spiders and crab spiders on the damselfly Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis was studied at a small stream in Southern France. One species of orb-weaving spider, Larinioides folium, caught 76% of the damselflies which fell prey to spiders. Displacement experiments on spiders on sections of bank and the positioning of webs in male… CONTINUE READING