Poor Display Repertoire, Tolerance and Kleptobiosis: Results of Specialization in an Ant-Eating Spider (Araneae, Zodariidae)

@article{Pekr2004PoorDR,
  title={Poor Display Repertoire, Tolerance and Kleptobiosis: Results of Specialization in an Ant-Eating Spider (Araneae, Zodariidae)},
  author={S. Pek{\'a}r},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={555-568}
}
  • S. Pekár
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Insect Behavior
The agonistic display repertoire of myrmecophagous Zodarion rubidum has five displays. This is fewer than in other spiders, which is a result of the short time spent in contests (4 s). Such a short duration seems to be an adaptation to living among foraging ants, which are dangerous to spiders. The interaction procedure was markedly affected by the presence of preyimmobilized ant. Contests between individuals without prey, or each holding prey, were usually resolved by leg waving. But contests… Expand

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