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1 December 2002 NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY AND HUNTING BEHAVIOR OF AN ANT EATING ZODARIID SPIDER (ARACHNIDA, ARANEAE) IN COLORADO
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The ant hunting behavior of Zodarion rubidum (Araneae, Zodariidae) is described from specimens collected in Colorado, USA. Like other members of this genus, Z. rubidum constructs igloo-shaped stone retreats under rocks and feeds on ants. Details of the prey capture behavior are provided including initial and subsequent reactions of ants to the bites of Z. rubidum and data on the time it takes for ants to become completely paralyzed as a result of the bites.

Paula E. Cushing and Richard G. Santangelo "NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY AND HUNTING BEHAVIOR OF AN ANT EATING ZODARIID SPIDER (ARACHNIDA, ARANEAE) IN COLORADO," The Journal of Arachnology 30(3), 618-621, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202(2002)030[0618:NOTNHA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 1 February 2001; Published: 1 December 2002
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