Wasp Attacks and Spider Defence in the Orb Weaving Species Zygiella x-notata

@article{Pasquet2007WaspAA,
  title={Wasp Attacks and Spider Defence in the Orb Weaving Species Zygiella x-notata},
  author={Alain Pasquet and Julien Cardot and Raymond Leborgne},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={553-564}
}
Predator–prey relationships are generally based on arm-race. Wasps and spiders are both predators, which could be potential prey for each other. The orb weaver spider Zygiella x-notata is sometimes a prey for the wasp Vespula germanica. We observed the wasp hunting behaviour under natural conditions, and we tested the influence of the spider’s behaviour on the wasp attack success. Wasps were active predators during the reproductive period of the spider. Results showed that wasps located more… Expand

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