Primeros datos sobre la ecología y comportamiento de las arañas Argiope lobata y A. bruennichi de una población reciente las islas Columbretes (Mediterráneo, España)

Translated title of the contribution: First data on the ecology and behaviour of the orb-weaving spiders Argiope lobata and A. bruennichi of a recent population at the Columbretes Islands (Mediterranean, Spain)

Aurora M. Castilla, Raquel García, Iolanda Verdugo Quirós, José Vicente Escobar, Guillem X. Pons

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In this study we present the first ecological data for the spiders Argiope lobata and A. bruennichi in Spain. We show data on density variation among two years (2004-2005), on the size of spiders and their webs, on some characteristics of the vegetation occupied by the two species, and on some aspects of their behaviour. The study has been conducted in the Columbretes islands (Mediterranean sea, Spain), taking the advantege of the recent colonization of the main island (Columbrete Grande, 13 ha) by the two spider species. We also discuss about the possible effect that such colonization could have on the endemic fauna of the island, particularly on the lizard Podarcis atrata.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalBolleti de la Societat d'Historia Natural de les Balears
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Aranteidae
  • Argiope
  • Columbretes islands
  • Density
  • Habitat
  • Orb webs
  • Podarcis atrata
  • Spider behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Ecology

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