comb-footed spider

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Synonyms for comb-footed spider

spider having a comb-like row of bristles on each hind foot

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Whether relationships with the other species are beneficial or disastrous depends on the mixture of personalities among the little comb-footed spiders, Pruitt and colleagues argue in recent papers in Ecology and Functional Ecology.
Diversity in the copulatory behaviour of comb-footed spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae).
Thus, comb-footed spiders may have similar microhabitat requirements as the Clubionidae and Filistatidae.
Most examples are in the Araneidae (the main group of orb-web weavers), and a smaller number occur in the Theridiidae (the comb-footed spiders that build sheet webs) and the Thomisidae (the crab spiders that hunt without webs).
When pairs of young comb-footed spiders engage in an arachnid version of heavy petting, the males gain experience that appears to pay off later.
Both modern orb-weaver spiders and comb-footed spiders spin this type of silk.