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1 December 2007 Orb-weaving Spider, Argiope savignyi (Araneidae), Predation on the Proboscis Bat Rhynchonycterisnaso (Emballonuridae)
Robert M. Timm, Mauricio Losilla
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Abstract

We report an observation of an orbweaving spider (Argiope savignyi; Araneidae) capturing and feeding on a proboscis bat (Rhynchonycteris naso; Emballonuridae) at the La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. This observation and others suggest that spiders prey upon small bats more frequently than has been noted previously, and that invertebrates should now be considered as regular predators on small bats.

Copyright 2007 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Robert M. Timm and Mauricio Losilla "Orb-weaving Spider, Argiope savignyi (Araneidae), Predation on the Proboscis Bat Rhynchonycterisnaso (Emballonuridae)," Caribbean Journal of Science 43(2), 282-284, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v43i2.a1
Received: 29 August 2006; Accepted: 23 April 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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Argiope
Chiroptera
Costa Rica
predation
Rhynchonycteris
sac-winged bat
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