MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Do you have information on bioluminescent spiders?

Date: Tue Jul 27 11:52:22 1999
Posted By: David Richman, Staff, Entomology, New Mexico State University
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 933028480.Zo

I have never heard of bioluminescence in spiders, although it would not suprise me if the tetragnathids in the genus Leucauge were bioluminescent as they almost seem to glow in their webs. However, there is no mention of this in Foelix (Biology of Spiders, 2nd ed. 1996) and so it would have to be a recent discovery.

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