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Biology and ecology of Eustala taquara (Keyserling, 1892), (Araneae, Araneidae) in Serra do Japi, Jundiaí - SP, Brazil

Author(s):
Hebert da Silva Souza
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Instituto de Biologia
Defense date:
Examining board members:
Jober Fernando Sobczak; Vanessa Stefani Sul Moreira
Advisor: João Vasconcellos Neto
Abstract

The Group of spiders is extremely diverse and is distributed in practically all terrestrial habitats. However, the occurrence of most species is conditioned by abiotic and biotic factors. Thus, elements such as altitude, light intensity, temperature, humidity, as well as existing interactions with other organisms, such as the relationship between prey and predators, may influence the distribution pattern and population adjustments of spiders over time. The vegetation is a determining factor for the biology of Orb-Weavers spiders, because, in addition to providing adequate microclimatic conditions, it provides shelter and support spots for construction of webs. Eustala taquara (Araneidae) inhabits herbaceous plants and shrubs, and are difficult to be seen by blending with the dry vegetation where they lie... Note: The complete abstract is avaiable with the full electronic document. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/15456-4 - Biology and Ecology of Eustala taquara (Keyserling, 1982), (Araneae, Araneidae) in Serra do Japi, Jundiaí - SP
Grantee:Hebert da Silva Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master