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1 December 2012 Natural History of the Pirate Spider Mimetus hesperus (Araneae; Mimetidae) in Kern County, California
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A population of the araneophagic pirate spider Mimetus hesperus (Araneae, Mimetidae) in Bakersfield, Kern County, California, was studied April–December 2010 with weekly nondestructive censuses. Information on predation, seasonality, and interactions with prey spiders is presented. This is the first information concerning ecology and behavior of M. hesperus.

Una población de la araña Mimetus hesperus (Araneae, Mimetidae) en Bakersfield, condado de Kern, California, que come de otras arañas, fue estudiada desde abril a diciembre del 2010 en censos semanales no destructivos. Información sobre la depredación, estacionalidad y las interacciones con las arañas presas se presenta. Esta es la primera información sobre la ecología y comportamiento de M. hesperus.

Carl T. Kloock "Natural History of the Pirate Spider Mimetus hesperus (Araneae; Mimetidae) in Kern County, California," The Southwestern Naturalist 57(4), (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-57.4.417
Received: 10 July 2011; Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
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