- Arachnological Society of Japan
- Acta Arachnologica (ISSN:00015202)
- vol.69, no.1, pp.49-54, 2020-06-20 (Released:2020-06-20)
Predatory behavior in Cnodalia harpax is described herein for the first time. Females of the species
hanging on two threads span between branches at night were observed in the field. One of them was feeding
on a sciarid fly. Observations in the laboratory revealed that C. harpax used its long claws to capture prey
by hooking the legs, wings, and body. The impalement of prey by claws, previously described in tetragnathid
spiders with long claws, had not been observed in C. harpax.