The Effect of Wind Exposure on the Web Characteristics of a Tetragnathid Orb Spider
作者: Nicholas TewThomas Hesselberg
作者单位: 1University of Oxford
2Imperial College London
刊名: Journal of Insect Behavior, 2017, Vol.30 (3), pp.273-286
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10905-017-9618-0
关键词: Wind damageOrb websBehavioural plasticityWeb geometryForest edge effects
英文摘要: Studies on spiders in their natural habitats are necessary for determining the full range of plasticity in their web-building behaviour. Plasticity in web design is hypothesised to be important for spiders building in habitats where environmental conditions cause considerable web damage. Here we compared web characteristics of the orb spider Metellina mengei (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in two different forest habitats differing in their wind exposure. We found a notable lack of differences in web geometry, orientation and inclination between webs built along an exposed forest edge and those built inside the forest, despite marked differences in wind speed. This suggests that M. mengei did not exhibit web-building plasticity in response to wind in the field, contrasting with the findings of...
原始语种摘要: Studies on spiders in their natural habitats are necessary for determining the full range of plasticity in their web-building behaviour. Plasticity in web design is hypothesised to be important for spiders building in habitats where environmental conditions cause considerable web damage. Here we compared web characteristics of the orb spider Metellina mengei (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in two different forest habitats differing in their wind exposure. We found a notable lack of differences in web geometry, orientation and inclination between webs built along an exposed forest edge and those built inside the forest, despite marked differences in wind speed. This suggests that M. mengei did not exhibit web-building plasticity in response to wind in the field, contrasting with the findings of...
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  • their 他们的
  • trade 买卖
  • necessary 必要的
  • spiders 高级纱罗
  • between 在中间
  • building 大楼
  • Web 
  • built 建造
  • geometry 几何形状
  • provide 规定