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dc.creatorMoya Ramírez, Jairo
dc.creatorQuesada Hidalgo, Rosannette
dc.creatorBarrantes Montero, Gilbert
dc.creatorEberhard Chabtree, William G.
dc.creatorEscalante Meza, Ignacio
dc.creatorEsquivel Dobles, Carolina
dc.creatorRojas, Andrés
dc.creatorTriana Cambronero, Emilia
dc.creatorArias, Adriana
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T21:54:35Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T21:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn0160-8202
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/79066
dc.description.abstractPublished descriptions of egg sac construction behavior in araneids are scarce. We describe egg sac construction and oviposition in one individual of the poorly known araneid Pozonia nigroventris (Bryant 1936) and two individuals of Micrathena sp. These spiders folded dead leaves to protect their eggs. All individuals pulled up and hung a dead leaf above the forest floor, oviposited on the leaf, and then folded the leaf around the egg sac. They then deposited the enclosed egg sac in the leaf litter below. The use of dead leaves in this way probably evolved convergently, since these genera are only distantly related.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceJournal of Arachnology 38:371-373
dc.subjectCanopy spideren
dc.subjectconvergent behavioren
dc.subjectovipositionen
dc.subjectpredator defenseen
dc.titleEgg sac construction by folding dead leaves in Pozonia nigroventris and Micrathena sp. (Araneae: Araneidae)en
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.typeArtículo científico
dc.identifier.doi10.1636/Hi09-74.1
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biología
dc.description.procedenceSmithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, USA


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