Predator-induced plasticity in web-building behaviour

@article{Li2004PredatorinducedPI,
  title={Predator-induced plasticity in web-building behaviour},
  author={D. Li and W. S. Lee},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={67},
  pages={309-318}
}
  • D. Li, W. S. Lee
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Many orb-web weaving spiders add conspicuous silken structures, called stabilimenta, to the hub of their webs, which are hypothesized to attract more prey. However, they may also attract predators. Orb spiders should therefore alter their web-building behaviour to minimize predation risk. We tested this hypothesis by experimentally examining web-building responses of the St Andrew cross spider, Argiope versicolor, to predation risk from one of its natural predators, the jumping spider Portia… CONTINUE READING
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