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- Bilde, Trine, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Naturwissenschaften 2013 v.100 no.11 pp. 1031-1040
- Anelosimus; arthropods; brood rearing; environmental factors; foraging; geographical distribution; habitats; latitude; rain; regression analysis; social structure
- ... Latitude, rainfall, and productivity have been shown to influence social organisation and level of sociality in arthropods on large geographic scales. Social spiders form permanent group-living societies where they cooperate in brood care, web maintenance, and foraging. Sociality has evolved independently in a number of unrelated spider genera and may reflect convergent evolutionary responses to c ...