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.
In multispecies webs, some of the comb-footed spiders show a strong aggressive streak, while others share space in apparent contentment.
Diversity in the copulatory behaviour of comb-footed spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae).
The spider family Theridiidae (cobweb or comb-footed spiders), which currently includes 2248 species in 87 genera, is one of the largest and most abundant groups of spiders (Forster et al.
Spiders of the family Pisauridae (nursery web spiders) were collected only in the fall, and spiders belonging to the families Clubionidae (sac spiders), Oecobiidae (flatmesh weavers), Scytodidae (spitting spiders) and Theridiidae (comb-footed spiders) were obtained only in the spring sample.
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.
Comparative energetics of comb-footed spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae).