The stabilimenta of Nephila clavipes and the origins of stabilimentum-building in araneids
. Psyche, 80, 277-288.
that build both typical and irregular orb webs.
Mimetus hesperus has not been observed invading webs of araneids
, but araneids
occurred in low density in my field site (Table 1), so this may result from a difference in availability rather than ability.
According to the author, the relative proportions of the two families varied from one locality to another, but in general araneids
were more abundant.
Prey analysis of four species of tropical orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneidae) and a comparison with araneids
of the temperate zone.
There was a significant decrease in the number of salticids and araneids
present after the prairie burn.
Invertebrate commensals (e.g., orthopteroid insects and araneids
) were routinely observed in burrows during inactive season excavations.
Three Palearctic (non-native) araneids
, Aculepeira carbonaria, Araneus triguttatus, and Zygiella montana were recorded from Wisconsin; Z.
Histological studies on the poison glands of Araneids
. Ann Zool Fenn 1964; 1: 89.
However, Scharff and Coddington (1997) and Coddington and Levi (1991) note that recent revisions of neotropical araneids
show that their diversity is much greater than currently recognized, and estimate that 6000-7000 species exist.
Many orb-weaving Araneids
construct a web and then divide their time, except when handling prey, between two locations.
This vertical web asymmetry is primarily thought to arise from an asymmetry in running speed caused by gravity, which allows for faster downwards running speeds than upwards against gravity, as has been observed in a number of araneids
in the laboratory (Masters & Moffat 1983; ap Rhiziart & Vollrath 1994; Nakata & Zschokke 2010).