Observations on prey capture behaviour under laboratory conditions for the Redback Latrodectus hasselti are recorded. A general pattern is described. Reactions on different types of prey, such as wasps, bees, flies, crickets, and spiders were tested. The behaviour of the redback is distinctly influenced by that of the prey.

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P.J. van Helsdingen. (2019). Observations on prey capture by a redback (Latrodectus hasselti Thorell, 1870) (Araneae, Theridiidae). Nieuwsbrief SPINED, 38, 31–34.

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