Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

On the biology of species of the genus Coelotes (Araneae, Agelenidae) in central European mountains

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1992
Authors:E. Sechterova
Journal:Acta Entomologica Bohemoslovaca
Date Published:1992
ISBN Number:0001-5601
Keywords:[Foraging / / Hunting activity] [Reproduction / / Seasonal dynamics, / / Vegetation type & altitude influence on biology] [Altitude / /, & vegetation type relationships] [Relative abundance / / ] [Population, Abiotic factors, altitude & vegetation relationships] [Parental care / / Mother care of, altitude & vegetation type, Behaviour, Beskydy, Coelotes atropos, Coelotes atropos (Araneae): [Predator]., Coelotes inermis, Coelotes inermis (Araneae): [Predator]., Coelotes terrestris (Araneae): [Predator]., Coelotes terrestris [Prey / /, community, Composition, Diet, dynamics / / ] [Distribution within habitat / / ] [Terrestrial habitat, Ecology, Ecology & behaviour relationships] [Czech Republic / / Moravia, Eurasia, Europe, Feeding behaviour, Habitat, Land zones, Life cycle and development, Mountains, Nutrition, observations] [Activity patterns / / ] [Ecological niche / / Altitude, observations] [Food preferences / / Prey composition], Palaearctic region, Physical factors, relations]., Reproduction, reproduction & behaviour, reproductive, spiderlings] [Development / / Spiderling development & maternal care, Structure

This paper gives basic information on the ecology, seasonal dynamics, annual rhythm, mobility and ethology of three spider species of the genus Coelotes (C.L. Koch. 1936) - C. atropos (Walck., 1825), C. inermis (C.L. Koch, 1868) and C. terrestris (Wid., 1834). All these species often live together in some biotopes. The overlapping of spider niches is postulated and some factors allowing the species coexistence are discussed.

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