Spider Physiology and Behaviour

Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition


Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition,Jerome Casas,ISBN9780124159198

Advances in Insect Physiology

J Casas   

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This latest volume in this series contains articles on arachnid physiology and behavior.

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Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses arachnid physiology and behavior
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines


This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour.The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.


Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists.

Jerome Casas

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France

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Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition



The Sensory and Behavioural Biology of Whip Spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi)

1 Introduction

2 Whip spider sensory biology

3 Whip spider behavioural biology

4 Conclusions

Dynamic Population Structure and the Evolution of Spider Mating Systems

1 Introduction

2 Spider reproductive and life-history traits

3 Spatial variation

4 Temporal variation

5 Adaptations towards an uncertain world

6 Conclusions and future directions

Spider Cognition

1 Crossing the cognitive line

2 Paying attention

3 Perception

4 Communication

5 Cognition via chemistry

6 What is it like to be a spider?

The Form and Function of Spider Orb Webs

1 Introduction

2 Orb web function during prey capture

3 How costly are orb webs?

4 Plasticity and response to the environment

5 Beyond prey capture: orb webs as habitats

6 Evolution of orb webs

7 New horizons

Combined Index of Volumes 40 and 41

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