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Science. 1977 Dec 16;198(4322):1173-5.

Aggressive chemical mimicry by a bolas spider.

Abstract

Mature female Mastophora sp. spiders attract prey with a volatile substance which apparently mimics the female sex attractant pheromone of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera). The rate of prey capture is similar to that of a conventional orb weaver of comparable body size.

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