One day while I was walking along, reveling in the stillness of the morning and looking for possible photo opportunities, I came upon a praying mantis struggling in an Argiope
In both the genus Argiope
and the genus Nephila, female size varies enormously among species, whereas male size is relatively constant.
Web decorations" (first mentioned as such by McCook 1889, but also called "stabilimenta" by Simon 1895 and many modern authors) in the araneid genus Argiope
consist of numerous flimsy aciniform silk threads (Peters 1993), mostly arranged in zig zag shaped bands (Bruce 2006).
They include Argiope
argentata (Fabricius), Micrathena schreibersi (Perty), Mangora pia (Chamberlin and Ivie), Eustala anastera (Walckenaer), Eustala sp.
Design and prey capture ability of webs of the spiders Nephila clavata and Argiope
Acanthepeira stellata (Marx) Argiope
aurantia Lucas Neoscona arabesca (Walckenaer) Neoscona sp.
In fact, Curtis & Carrel (2000) believed their paper on excretion behavior by garden spiders Argiope
aurantia Lucas 1833 (Araneidae) (referred to as defecation behavior by the authors) to be the first explicit study of its sort on a spider, although Tietjen (1980) reported on the nonrandom distribution of excreta under laboratory conditions in Mallos gregalis (Simon 1909) (Dictynidae).
My hypothesis was that winter burns conducted before Argiope
spiderlings disperse long distances from the maternal egg sacs by ballooning in Apr and May (Tolbert 1977; Anderson 1978; Horton & Wise 1983) should have little if any effect on the resultant density of adult female spiders in the fall, whereas burns performed in summer after spiders have stopped ballooning might be disastrous for local Argiope
Vegetation type Riparian Plantation Mean Mean (a) Species Family abundance abundance Argiope
pulchella (Thorell, 1881) Araneidae 0.
Units of behavior and complex sequences in the predatory behavior of Argiope
argentata (Fabricius) (Araneae: Araneidae).
Disc stabilimenta occur in the webs of the araneids Argiope
argentata (Fabricius 1775) (Nentwig & Heimer 1987) and Allocyclosa bifurca (McCook 1887) (Eberhard 2003), and the uloborid genera Philoponella, Uloborus, and Zosis (Lubin 1986).
6") Araneidae Orbiculariae Araneus alboventris (Emerton, 1884) Araneidae Orbiculariae Argiope
argentata (Fabricius, 1775) Araneidae Orbiculariae Eustala sp.