Nectar Feeding by Wandering Spiders on Cotton Plants

  title={Nectar Feeding by Wandering Spiders on Cotton Plants},
  author={R. Taylor and R. Pfannenstiel},
  booktitle={Environmental entomology},
  • R. Taylor, R. Pfannenstiel
  • Published in Environmental entomology 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Spiders are assumed to be strictly carnivorous in assessments of their nutritional and energetic requirements, their habitat preferences, and their potential as biological control agents. However, members of Salticidae (jumping spiders), Thomisidae (crab spiders), and the fast-moving Miturgidae, Anyphaenidae, and Corinnidae, all non-webbuilding wandering spiders, have been observed at floral and extrafloral nectaries of plants, presumably feeding on nectar. To test spiders in the field… CONTINUE READING
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