Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit2405
Author(s): Jäger, P.
Year: 2002
Title: Über eine bemerkenswerte Verhaltensweise von Scotophaeus scutulatus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)
Title translated: On a remarkable behaviour of Scotophaeus scutulatus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)
Issue: Heft 24
Pages: 72-75
Abstract: It is described, how an adult female of Scotophaeus scutulatus killed an also adult female of Tegenaria atrica in the web of the latter species. According to published and unpublished data, a web-invading behaviour is known in 4 gnaphosid species (Poecilochroa senilis, Poechilochroa pugnax, Scotophaeus blackwalli, Taieria erebus), an araneophagic behaviour is also known in 4 species (Drassodes lapidosus, Poecilochroa senilis (auspex), Scotophaeus scutulatus, Taieria erebus). the question, wether these behaviour patterns are typical for soil-dwelling gnaphosids, remains open until further observations and investigations.
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Keywords: web-invading behaviour, araneophagic behaviour, Gnaphosidae, Scotophaeus scutulatus

Arachnologische Gesellschaft - Arachnologische Mitteilungen - 10.5431/aramit2405 - 26.6.2017