First record of Telebasis filiola Perty (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) preying on small web-building spiders (Arachnida: Tetragnathidae) alt-text


Abstract

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.

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