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1 July 2018 Roly-Poly Egg Sacs: Isopods Used as Replacement Egg Sacs by the Wolf Spider Pardosa valens (Araneae: Lycosidae)
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Wolf spider females have the distinctive behaviour of carrying the egg sac attached to the spinnerets. If this egg sac is dislodged, the female will retrieve and reattach it, if possible. However, in some instances, a female may reattach another object of similar size or shape as a replacement for a lost egg sac. Here, I report the first example of an isopod, Armadillidium vulgare, being used as a substitute for a missing egg sac in Pardosa valensBarnes, 1959 from southeastern Arizona.

Christopher A. Brown "Roly-Poly Egg Sacs: Isopods Used as Replacement Egg Sacs by the Wolf Spider Pardosa valens (Araneae: Lycosidae)," Arachnology 17(8), 439-440, (1 July 2018). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2017.17.8.439
Published: 1 July 2018
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