Sedentary spider

(Zool.) one of a tribe of spiders which rest motionless until their prey is caught in their web.

See also: Sedentary

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Avery & Krebs (1984) showed in aviary experiments that active spiders were at higher risk of being eaten by Great Tits (Parus major) than sedentary spiders. Individuals of Zygiella x-notata (Clerck 1757) were released at each of 15 points in the test cage.