Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Geographical host change in the kleptoparasitic spider Argyrodes kumadai associated with distribution of two host species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:Y. G. Baba, Miyashita T.
Journal:Acta Arachnologica
Date Published:2005
ISBN Number:0001-5202
Keywords:Argyrodes kumadai (Araneae)., Argyrodes kumadai [Food robbing / Kleptoparasitic behaviour / Arachnid, Asia, Eurasia, Feeding behaviour, Foraging, host utilization changes] [Japan / Central & south / Kleptoparasitism]., Land zones, Nutrition, Palaearctic region

We examined host utilization pattern of the kleptoparasitic spider Argyrodes kumadai along a a graphical gradient from central Japan to south,eo., west Islands. Host species changed abruptly between Yakushima Island and Amami-oshima Island: Agelena silvatica (Agelenidae) in northern regions and Cyrtophora moluceensis (Araneidae) in southern regions. This is the first report showing allopatric host change in kleptoparasitic spiders.

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