WEB CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFICATION BY ACHAEARANEA TESSELATA (ARANEAE, THERIDIIDAE)

@inproceedings{Jrger2006WEBCA,
  title={WEB CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFICATION BY ACHAEARANEA TESSELATA (ARANEAE, THERIDIIDAE)},
  author={Katharina Maria J{\"o}rger and William G. Eberhard},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract The web construction behavior of Achaearanea tesselata (Keyserling 1884) was observed in the field and in captivity using suspended wire frames that allowed detailed observations. Construction included three stages: preliminary exploration during which lines were broken, reeled up, and replaced; construction of anchor lines and the upper tangle; and construction and then filling in of the sheet below the tangle. Repeated visits to the mouth of the retreat during tangle construction… 
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