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Ontogeny repeats phylogeny in Steatoda and Latrodectus spiders
Web designs of young spiders are often less derived than those of older conspecific individuals. This study tested whether this ‘‘ontogeny repeats phylogeny’’ pattern occurs in two species of Latrodectus and two species ...
Extreme Behavioral Adjustments by an Orb‐Web Spider to Restricted Spaces
Adaptive flexibility in response to environmental variation is often advantageous and occurs in many types of traits in many species. Although the basic designs of the orb webs of a given species are relatively uniform, ...