Possible Functions of the Detritus Stabilimentum and Hanging Detritus in Webs of Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)

  title={Possible Functions of the Detritus Stabilimentum and Hanging Detritus in Webs of Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)},
  author={Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal},
  pages={1 - 6}
  • J. N. Sewlal
  • Published 6 April 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Arachnology
Summary Many orb-web spiders include silk stabilimenta in their webs. This conspicuous web feature has led to many studies on their designs and possible functions. However, the same cannot be said for the less conspicuous detritus stabilimenta included in the orb webs of some species, and is a characteristic feature of some genera. The orb-web spider Azilia vachoni constructs detritus stabilimenta and suspends debris under its web. Observations were carried out in 17 primary and three disturbed… 

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