orb-weaving

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Adj.1.orb-weaving - of spiders who weave circular webs
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Orb-weaving spiders, for example, keep a tally of how many silk-wrapped prey items are stashed in the "larder" segment of their web.
Many orb-weaving spiders decorate their webs with extra, bright white, UV reflecting silk (Li, 2005).
vittatum (Guffey 1999), a wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Wrinn and Uetz 2007; 2008) and an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata (Pasquet et al.
In fact, golden orb-weaving spiders, which are common in both urban and natural environments in Sydney and its surrounds, were getting fattest in those built-up areas with the most concrete, roads and buildings.
Some orb-weaving spiders will also shed organs used for mating.
Web-building and orb-weaving spiders often create highly elaborate webs designed to trap future meals.
In-vine (yellow sticky trap) beneficial insect species primarily included orb-weaving spiders, parasitic wasps and lacewings.
A wide range of orb-weaving spiders builds silk decorations or stabilimenta on their webs (Araneae: Araneidae, Tetragnathidae, Uloboridae; Scharff & Coddington 1997).
Habitat selection in a large orb-weaving spider: vegetational complexity determines site selection and distribution.
After retiring from the zoo in 2001, Robinson spent several months in Panama researching squid and orb-weaving insects.
In recent years, the wide variety of task-specific silks produced by orb-weaving spiders have aroused considerable interest because of their broad divergent mechanical properties.
Hayashi of the University of California, Riverside studied the five fibrous silks of the orb-weaving silver garden spider, Argiope argentata.