First record of Telebasis filiola Perty (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) preying on small web-building spiders (Arachnida: Tetragnathidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 289-292, 2013
Published: 1 December 213 (Received: 8 June 2013, Accepted: 29 July 2013)
At a wetland in southeastern Mexico a female of Telebasis filiola was observed and photographed preying on a small web-building spider of the genus Leucauge. This is the first record of gleaning by a representative of the genus Telebasis. A brief discussion on this subject in other odonates is provided.
Keywords: Odonata, damselfly, Telebasis, Araneae, Tetragnathidae, Leucauge, gleaning
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