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Noun1.theridiid - spider having a comb-like row of bristles on each hind foot
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
family Theridiidae, Theridiidae - a family of comb-footed spiders
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Web forms and the phylogeny of theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae): chaos from order.
Molecular identification of adult and juvenile Linyphiid and Theridiid spiders in Alpine Glacier Foreland communities.
Theridiid spiders were collected only from vegetation sweeps during the sampling sessions of the study (Table 1), however a male black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) was removed from a pitfall trap within the upland site prior to the beginning of the spring sampling period.
Arachnids of the order Amblypygi and specifically family Theridiid ae were observed on or suspended within close proximity to every type of acidic substrate throughout every part of the cave.
The most abundant salticid, theridiid and thomisid species all had peak ballooning in early summer.
Based on a photo of the web, the unidentified web owner was suspected to be either a theridiid or a large pisaurid (Crane & Goodman 2013), and since spiders from these families are known to prey on small mammals (see McKeown 1943, 1952; Schmidt 1953.
Our data are consistent with descriptions of theridiid silk gland types that predate the Jeffery et al.
The nephilid eunuch phenomenon is not homologous to the voluntary emasculation by theridiid spiders Echinotheridion and Tidarren (Agnarsson 2006; Kuntner et al.
The broad disparity in theridiid webs is possibly the result of their great flexibility in microhabitat use, their ability to adjust web design to different physical spaces, prey types, and prey availability (Turnbull 1964; Eberhard 1990a; Agnarsson & Coddington 2007; Jorger & Eberhard 2006; Eberhard et al.
Web forms and phylogeny of theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae): chaos from order.
Species that appear to be exclusively myrmecophagic include a theridiid Dipoena and a thomisid Aphantochilus (Umeda et al.