Corpus ID: 73575052

Orb-web Design of Garden Spider, Argiope Appensa (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae:araneidae)

@inproceedings{Adamat2011OrbwebDO,
  title={Orb-web Design of Garden Spider, Argiope Appensa (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae:araneidae)},
  author={L. A. Adamat and Mark Anthony and J. Torres and Jessie A. Gorospe and A. Barrion-Dupo and C. Demayo},
  year={2011}
}
This study was conducted to describe the stabilimentum structure in the garden spider, Argiope appensa both in field conditions and in the laboratory. The presence or absence of stabilimenta was examined in the field and in the laboratory; the influence of foraging success in stabilimentum building behavior was also investigated. Results from field survey and laboratory experiments show that stabilimenta is not an obligatory component in web building of A. appensa since some spiders did not add… Expand

Figures from this paper

Functional values of stabilimenta in a wasp spider, Argiope bruennichi: support for the prey-attraction hypothesis
TLDR
The linear stabilimentum of Argiope bruennichi showed strong positive effects on the interception of large prey: webs with stabilimenta captured more than twice as many large prey than webs without stabilimentsa, whereas there was only a slight difference in the interception rates for small prey. Expand
Effects of Habitat Change on the Web Characteristics and Fitness of the Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) in Sri Lanka
We compare web properties and fitness of the Giant wood spider Nephila pilpes within and outside its natural rainforest habitat in Sri Lanka. The nonforest habitats comprised rural home gardens andExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 45 REFERENCES
Salient features of the orb-web of the garden spider, Argiope luzona (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae)
TLDR
Field observations reveal that the stabilimenta of A. luzona are mainly discoid or cruciate which significantly depended on body size, and results showed that the spiders’ body size was positively correlated to the number of stabilimentum arms, length of upper arms and to the length difference between upper and lower arms. Expand
Stabilimentum variation and foraging success in Argiope aurantia and Argiope trifasciata (Araneae: Araneidae)
TLDR
The results argue against the prey attraction hypothesis, but not the predator defence hypothesis, since well-fed spiders invested more in stabilimenta. Expand
Size dependent occurrence of different types of web decorations and a barrier web in the tropical spider Argiope argentata (Fabricius 1775) (Araneae Araneidae)
TLDR
It is found that whether a discoid or cruciate deco ration was produced significantly depended on body size: smaller spiders constructed mainly discoid decorations whereas larger spiders construct ed at least part of acruciate decoration or none at all. Expand
Factors determining the prey size of the orb-web spider, Argiope amoena (L. Koch) (Argiopidae)
TLDR
The upper limit of prey size coincided with the distance between the first and third legs of A. amoena; it seems that large insects above the upper limit escape by defeating the spider or by breaking the web. Expand
SILK MEDIATED DEFENSE BY AN ORB WEB SPIDER AGAINST PREDATORY MUD-DAUBER WASPS
TLDR
It is suggested that stabilimenta may function to delay pursuit of spiders as they drop from webs by physically blocking wasps, camouflaging spiders or distracting attacking wasps. Expand
Foraging strategies and feeding regimes: Web and decoration investment in Argiope keyserlingi Karsch (Araneae: Araneidae)
TLDR
Spiders experiencing low prey encounter rates constructed larger webs and incorporated more silk but fewer web decorations than spiders experiencing high prey encounter Rates, which indicates foraging success by attracting prey to the web. Expand
Design and Prey Capture Ability of Webs of the Spiders Nephila clavata and Argiope bruennichii
TLDR
It is considered that the web of Nephila functions to capture large prey as well as very small prey, probably due to the larger amount of adhesive material attached to the web silk. Expand
The influence of energetic state on the form of stabilimentum built by Octonoba sybotides (Araneae: Uloboridae)
TLDR
Results suggest that the spider's energetic state influences the type of stabilimentum built by Octonoba sybotides, and that hunger induces the spider to form spiral stabilimenta. Expand
THE WEB OF NUCTENEA SCLOPETARIA (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE) : RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY SIZE AND WEB DESIGN
TLDR
Carapace width was found to be the most reliable size measure for predicting web dimensions for adult and juvenile spiders and the effects of web asymmetry on the prey capture success of spiders are discussed. Expand
The functional significance of silk decorations of orb‐web spiders: a critical review of the empirical evidence
TLDR
A phylogenetic analysis of the different decoration patterns suggests that the different types of decorations are as evolutionary labile as the decorations themselves: the analysis shows little homology and numerous convergences and independent gains. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...