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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Pasquet A, Anotaux M and Leborgne R (2011) Loss of legs: is it or not a handicap for an orb-weaving spider? Naturwis-senschaften 98, 557-564.
Cyrtophora citricola (Forsskal, 1775), is a common orb-weaving spider in citrus orchard in study area.
Design variability in web geometry of an orb-weaving spider. Physiology & Behavior 62:735-743.
Orb-weaving spider diversity in the Ibera Marshlands, Argentina.
Habitat selection in a large orb-weaving spider: vegetational complexity determines site selection and distribution.
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.
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.
Diel patterns of foraging aggression and antipredator behaviour in the trashline orb-weaving spider, Cyclosa turbinata.
Vasconcellos-Neto J and Lewinsohn TM (1984) Discrimination and release of unpalatable butterflies by Nephila clavipes, a neotropical orb-weaving spider. Ecological Entomology 9, 337-344.
Presence of potential prey affects web-building in an orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata.
A revision of the Neotropical orb-weaving spider genus Scoloderus (Araneae: Araneidae).