Evaluation of formulae to estimate the capture area and mesh height of orb webs (Araneoidea, Araneae)

Marie Elisabeth Herberstein*, I. Min Tso

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We evaluated several formulae to estimate the capture area (the area of the web covered by capture spirals) and the mesh height (the distance between capture spirals) of orb webs constructed by Argiope keyserlingi Karsch. The accuracy of the various formulae was estimated through regression analyses. Accordingly, we propose two new formulae specifically suited for asymmetric orb webs, which provide accurate estimates of capture area and mesh height.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arachnology
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Araneidae
  • Argiope keyserlingi
  • Web architecture
  • Web design

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