Doi
10.5431/aramit5207
Autor

Korenko S

Jahr
2016
Titel

Web architecture alteration of the orb web weaving spider Metellina merianae (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) induced by the parasitoid Megaetaira madida (Ichneumonidae, Polysphincta group)

Titel übersetzt

Durch den Parasitoid Megaetaira madida (Ichneumonidae, Polysphincta Gruppe) induzierte Veränderungen im Netzbau von Metellina merianae (Araneae, Tetragnathidae)

Ausgabe

Heft 52

Seiten
35-37
Abstract

The polysphinctine wasp Megaetaira madida (Haliday, 1838) is a koinobiont ecto-parasitoid of spiders of the genus Metellina. Under the influence of the parasitoid’s final instar larva, the spider host M. merianae (Scopoli, 1763) built a three-dimensional web architecture, which differed considerably from the capturing orb web. The alteration of spider web behaviour induced by a parasitoid larva in this host-parasitoid pair is described for the first time.

Keywords

behavioural manipulation, host-parasitoid interaction, spider web, wasp