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The impact of trout on galaxiid fishes in New Zealand
(NEW ZEALAND ECOL SOC, 2010)
Compared with the effect of invaders on the native terrestrial fauna of New Zealand, interactions between native fishes and introduced trout (sports fish in the genera Salmo, Oncorhynchus and Salvelinus) are less well known ...
Evarcha culicivora chooses blood-fed Anopheles mosquitoes but other East African jumping spiders do not
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2012)
Previous research using computer animation and lures made from dead prey has demonstrated that the East African salticid Evarcha culicivora Wesolowska & Jackson (Araneae: Salticidae) feeds indirectly on vertebrate blood ...
Prey classification by an araneophagic ant-like jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae)
(WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC, 2009)
What to attack is one of the most basic decisions predators must make, and these decisions are reliant upon the predator's sensory and cognitive capacity. Active choice of spiders as preferred prey, or araneophagy, has ...
Reliance on trial and error signal derivation by Portia africana, an araneophagic jumping spider from East Africa
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2011)
All species from the jumping spider (Salticidae) genus Portia appear to be predators that specialize at preying on other spiders by invading webs and, through aggressive mimicry, gaining dynamic fine control over the ...
A spider that feeds indirectly on vertebrate blood by choosing female mosquitoes as prey
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2005)
Spiders do not feed directly on vertebrate blood, but a small East African jumping spider (Salticidae), Evarcha culicivora, feeds indirectly on vertebrate blood by choosing as preferred prey female mosquitoes that have ...
Predation by ants on jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) in the Philippines
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2004)
Using a tropical fauna from the Philippines as a case study, ant-salticid predator-prey relationships were investigated. In the field, 41 observations of ant predation on salticids were made, and the actual attack on ...