orb-weaving spider

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Noun1.orb-weaving spider - a spider that spins a circular (or near circular) 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
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Vasconcellos-Neto J and Lewinsohn TM (1984) Discrimination and release of unpalatable butterflies by Nephila clavipes, a neotropical orb-weaving spider.
Presence of potential prey affects web-building in an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata.
Orb-weaving spider diversity in the Ibera Marshlands, Argentina.
A revision of the Neotropical orb-weaving spider genus Scoloderus (Araneae: Araneidae).
A phylogenetic analysis of the orb-weaving spider family Araneidae (Arachnida, Araneae).
In the apricot tree, a large orb-weaving spider (whose genus bears the grandiose name of Eriphora), was busy weaving her web, and around the vegetable garden, monarch flycatchers flipped and spun in their nightly food drive.
Prey capture efficiency' and prey selection from insects intercepted by trap in four orb-weaving spider species.
After demonstrating that this pattern of diversity differs from that predicted by the implementation of both null models, we use character optimization techniques to identify synapomorphies of the large araneoid orb-weaving spider clade that may be key innovations.
Reibland and Gorner show that the air motion generated by the wings of a fly hovering about 1 cm from an orb-weaving spider, such as a Tegenaria or Agelena, deflect the trichobothria on a spider's extremities to new positions around which they oscillate.
The researchers obtained the gene from a gland of the golden orb-weaving spider, Nephila clavipes.
The orb-weaving spider Meta menardi preys exclusively on crickets and so its abundance is an index of cricket densities and guano deposition rates.
vittatum (Guffey 1999), a wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Wrinn and Uetz 2007; 2008) and an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata (Pasquet et al.