PREDATORY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MUD-DAUBER WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, SPHECIDAE) AND ARGIOPE (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE) IN CAPTIVITY

@inproceedings{Blackledge2000PREDATORYIB,
  title={PREDATORY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MUD-DAUBER WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, SPHECIDAE) AND ARGIOPE (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE) IN CAPTIVITY},
  author={Todd A. Blackledge and Kurt M. Pickett},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract We report on efforts to maintain two common sphecid wasps, Chalybion caeruleum (Saussure 1867) and Sceliphron caementarium (Drury 1773), in field and laboratory enclosures in order to observe their predatory interactions with the orb-weaving spiders Argiope aurantia Lucas 1833 and A. trifasciata (Forskål 1775). Both species of wasps seemed to locate webs primarily by chance while flying along the tops of the vegetation but differed greatly in their hunting tactics once webs were… 
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