Pisaura mirabilis

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Pisaura mirabilis
Pisaura mirabilis


Taxonavigation: Lycosoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Lycosoidea

Familia: Pisauridae
Genus: Pisaura
Species: Pisaura mirabilis


Pisaura mirabilis (Clerck, 1757)


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  • Lang A, 1996. Silk investments in gifts by males of the nuptial feeding spider Pisaura mirabilis (Araneae: Pisauridae). Behaviour 133:697–716
  • A. Lang, C. Klarenberg. 1997. Experiments on the foraging behaviour of the hunting spider Pisaura mirabilis (Araneae, Pisauridae): Utilisation of single prey items. Eur. J. Ent. 94
  • Nitzsche ROM, 1988. ‘‘Brautgeschenk’’ und Umspinnen der Beute bei Pisaura mirabilis, Dolomedes fimbriatus und Thaumasia uncata (Arachnida, Araneida, Pisauridae). Verh naturwiss Ver Hamburg 30:353–393
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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Nursery-Web Spider
português: Pisaura