The Effect of colour variation in predators on the behaviour of pollinators : Australian crab spiders and native bees

@article{Llandres2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of colour variation in predators on the behaviour of pollinators : Australian crab spiders and native bees},
  author={Ana L. Llandres and Felipe M. Gawryszewski and Astrid M. Heiling and Marie Elisabeth Herberstein},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={72-81}
}
  • Ana L. Llandres, Felipe M. Gawryszewski, +1 author Marie Elisabeth Herberstein
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Ecological Entomology
  • 1. Australian crab spiders exploit the plant–pollinator mutualism by reflecting UV light that attracts pollinators to the flowers where they sit. However, spider UV reflection seems to vary broadly within and between individuals and species, and we are still lacking any comparative studies of prey and/or predator behaviour towards spider colour variation. 2. Here we looked at the natural variation in the coloration of two species of Australian crab spiders, Thomisus spectabilis and Diaea… CONTINUE READING

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