Inverted roles: Spider predation upon Neotropical velvet worms ( Epiperipatus spp.; Onychophora: Peripatidae)

AbstractVelvet worms are ancient predators with Cambrian origins that occasionally prey on Ctenid spiders. Here we report the opposite case: wolf spiders (Ctenus spp.) feeding on Epiperipatus spp. in Colombia and Costa Rica. Apparently the worms could not expel their defensive adhesive, and the effi...

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Main Authors: Franco,Rosmery, Monge-Nájera,Julián
Format: Digital revista
Published: Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica 2016
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