Spiders feeding on earthworms revisited: consumption of giant earthworms in the tropics

@article{Nyffeler2017SpidersFO,
  title={Spiders feeding on earthworms revisited: consumption of giant earthworms in the tropics},
  author={M. Nyffeler and Witold Lapinski and A. Snyder and K. Birkhofer},
  journal={Journal of Arachnology},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={242 - 247}
}
Abstract Predation on earthworms is common in some generalist predator species, as for example several ground beetle species (Coleoptera: Carabidae) that frequently feed on earthworms. In spiders (Araneae), however, such behavior is far less well documented. A survey of reports on spiders feeding on earthworms yielded a total of 44 naturally occurring predation events. Spiders from 14 families were observed feeding on earthworms in nature, and species from two additional families consumed… Expand
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