orb-weaving spider

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a spider that spins a circular (or near circular) web

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Orb-weaving spider, Argiope savignyi (Araneidae), predation on the proboscis bat Rhynchonycteris naso (Emballonuridae).
Many foraging studies of orb-weaving spiders examine how various web characterstics vary with food intake.
For change in capture thread composition and web features to qualify as key innovations, we propose that three criteria must be met: (1) they must be synapomorphic for araneoids; (2) these features must confer a functional advantage over the plesiomorphic condition in deinopoids; and (3) they must be correlated with a change in or expansion in the "adaptive zone" that orb-weaving spiders occupy.
a predator of small species, and the orb-weaving spider (Meta menardi), a predator of crickets, both declined to zero in 1985 and 1989.
Rounding out the top 10 picks is an orb-weaving spider from Madagascar that was named for Charles Darwin - Caerostris darwini.
Foraging strategies of Eriophora edax (Araneae, Araneidae): a nocturnal orb-weaving spider.
While many insects secrete silks of varying quality, the dragline silk of the golden orb-weaving spider, Nephila clavipes, has attracted the most scientific attention.
to webs spun by Uloborus glomosus, a primitive, orb-weaving spider, that spins catching silks characterized by spectral peaks in both the UV and blue regions of the spectrum.
Thus, females reaching adulthood later in the year at this site presumably had access to fewer male suitors, a pattern also seen with the orb-weaving spider Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus 1767) due to a similar sex ratio shift (Higgins 2000).
When protein-rich droplets squeeze through tiny pores on the abdomen of a silkworm or orb-weaving spider, they have nearly the consistency of water.
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Scientists from the United States and Slovenia have discovered the largest orb-weaving spider in South Africa.
Selection on male size, leg length and condition during mate search in a sexually highly dimorphic orb-weaving spider.
The scientists fired beams of ionised metal compounds at lengths of silk from the orb-weaving spider Araneus diatematus using a technology called atomic layer deposition (ALD).