Argiopidae


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Noun1.Argiopidae - spiders that spin orb websArgiopidae - spiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Argiope, genus Argiope - the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
Aranea, Araneus, genus Aranea, genus Araneus - a genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders
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Taxa Feeding Number of Number of Life Guild individuals bromeliads cycle with taxa stage Mollusca Gastropoda, Bulimulidae Hb 3 3 A Gastropoda, Subulinidae Hb 1 1 A Annellida Oligochaeta Dt 48 20 A+I Chelicerata Aranae, Lycosidae Pr 13 8 A Aranae, Argiopidae, Argiope argentat Pr 1 1 A Aranae, Theraphosidae, Pachistopelma rufonigrum Pr 14 13 A Aranae, Salticidae Pr 6 5 A+I Aranae, Theraphosidae sp 2 Pr 2 2 A Pseudoscorpiones Pr 1 1 A Scorpiones, Bothriuridae, Bothriurus asper Pr 1 1 A Scorpiones, Buthidae Tityus neglectus Pr 4 4 A Myriapoda Chilopoda, Scolopendridae Pr 8 7 A Diplopoda , Spirobolida Pr 25 15 A+I Hexapoda, Insecta Blattariae, Blattidae sp.
Families Lycosidae, Pisauridae, Agelenidae, Mimetidae, Theridiidae, Tetragnathidae, Argiopidae.
In many families of spiders, such as the Argiopidae and Uloboridae, elaborate webs are used to trap prey, while some families, such as the Salticidae and Lycosidae, exhibit a cursorial lifestyle that involves actively hunting and seizing prey (Foelix 1982).