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    • Keywords

       

      Foraging; temperature; light; transit-activity

    • Abstract

       

      Harpegnathos saltator Jerdon constructs nests in the shade of plants and are strictly individual foragers. The nest entrance is barricaded by seeds, seed stalks and faecal pellets of rodents, the function of which is not clear. The diurnal foraging activity is controlled by a combination of surface temperature and light. High midday surface temperature resulted in the bimodal transit activity in a day.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      T Shivashankar1 H C Sharathchandra1 G K Veeresh1

      1. Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore - 560 065, India
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