hunting spider


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hunting spider

n
(Animals) another name for wolf spider
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunting spider - ground spider that hunts its prey instead of using a webhunting spider - ground spider that hunts its prey instead of using a web
spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
family Lycosidae, Lycosidae - wolf spiders
European wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula, tarantula - large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
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Giant spiders, many times larger than this hunting spider (magnified), could soon be |inside our homes
Guild structure in solitary hunting spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) compared with null predictions.
Effects of size, motility and paralysation time of prey on the quantity of venom injected by the hunting spider Cupiennius salei.
Survival of the hunting spider Hibana velox (Araneae, Anyphaenidae), raised on different artificial diets.
Interference competition was the most likely explanation for the variation in hunting spider density between treatments because ants included spiders in their diet to a low extent only ([approximately equal to] 1% of the prey).
The conventional management site had the highest species richness in both seasons, for both web-building and hunting spider guilds.
Adult size of eight hunting spider species in central Amazonia: temporal variations and sexual dimorphism.
Interactions between a hunting spider and a web-builder: consequences of intraguild predation and cannibalism for prey suppression.
UNDER FIRE Thompson and our revelations GENUINE Real film of kids hunting spiders HARMLESS Tame tarantula which was filmed in a BBC studio
Hunting spiders may actively pursue or ambush prey, while web building spiders present a unique case of "sit-and-wait" predation (Heiling 1999; Park et al.
Hunting spiders usually do not build webs, but wait for their prey to come near.