Notes on the predation of an assassin bug by a spider in a Neotropical cave

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Title:
Notes on the predation of an assassin bug by a spider in a Neotropical cave
Series Title:
Subterranean Biology
Creator:
de Oliveira Bernardi, Leopoldo Ferreira
da Fontoura Sperandei, Vinicius
Audino, Livio Dorneles
Sena, Carlos Henrique
Alves, Jessica Aline
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English

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Brazil ( local )
Intraguild ( local )
Invertebrates ( local )
Zelurus ( local )
Enoploctenus ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Intraguild predation have rarely been documented in scientific literature, even though this type of interaction can affect population dynamics and competition. In this study we present an intraguild predation event that occurred at different times, but in the same cave, where we observed spiders of the species Enoploctenus cyclotorax preying on specimens of assassin bug Zelurus diasi. Inside the studied caves, food resources are scarce and populations can be fairly small in size. It is possible, therefore, that these events are the result of ecological pressures imposed by the hypogean environment.
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Subterranean Biology, Vol. 33 (2020-01-17).

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