Presence of potential prey affects web-building in an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata

  title={Presence of potential prey affects web-building in an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata
  author={Alain Pasquet and Ahmad Ridwan and Raymond Leborgne},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},

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