Recovery of spiders from the effects of parasitic wasps : implications for fine-tuned mechanisms of manipulation

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0003-3472/$38.00 The Association for the Study of A doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.10.033 The larva of the ichneumonid wasp Polysphincta gutfreundi induces its host, the orb-weaving spider Allocyclosa bifurca, to build a highly modified, physically stable orb web, to which the larva then attaches its pupal cocoon, and to add an otherwise unusual linear silk… (More)

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