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Jumping spiders (Salticidae) enhance the seed production of a plant with extrafloral nectaries
Author(s): S. Ruhren and S. N. Handel
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Seed increase,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Old field
Species Referenced: Chamaecrista nictitans (Sensitive partridge pea),
AbstractInvestigates the relationship between jumping spiders and seed production in Chamaecrista nictitans. Although jumping spiders fed on herbivores, ants, bees, and other spiders, jumping spiders also collected extrafloral nectar from C. nictitans. Chamaecrista nictitans plants with jumping spiders had higher seed set than those without.
Suggested CitationS. Ruhren and S. N. Handel. "Jumping spiders (Salticidae) enhance the seed production of a plant with extrafloral nectaries." Oecologia 119.2 (1999): 227-230.