Social spider defense against kleptoparasitism

@article{Cangialosi2004SocialSD,
  title={Social spider defense against kleptoparasitism},
  author={K. Cangialosi},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={49-54}
}
  • K. Cangialosi
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • SummaryBecause of the large amount of webbing they provide, social spider colonies often host other satellite spider species referred to as kleptoparasites or food stealers. Such kleptoparasites may take advantage of increased prey capture rates associated with large spider aggregations. This study investigated the relationship between a cooperatively social spider species, Anelosimus eximius (Araneae: Theridiidae), which lives in the undergrowth of tropical rainforests in Peru, and its… CONTINUE READING
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