Groot gezamenlijk web van Ostearius melanopygius (Linyphiidae)
Nieuwsbrief SPINED , Volume 39 p. 14- 17
An large communal web of at least about 50 m2 with thousands of spiders was observed on piles of litter and garden waste on an abandoned parking lot in a forest near Wageningen (province of Gelderland). The spiders belonged almost exclusively to the exotic and invasive Ostearius melanopygius, but thirteen other spider species could be collected as well from a single top of the web. Prey items emerged very abundantly from the organic waste, explaining the high spider density at this site. The communal web consisted of non-sticky threads and was triggered by the onset of the ballooning period, and was observed from the beginning of august till the beginning of November 2019.
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J. Noordijk, & A. Groenendijk. (2020). Groot gezamenlijk web van Ostearius melanopygius (Linyphiidae). Nieuwsbrief SPINED, 39, 14–17.
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