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Reduced light avoidance in spiders from populations in light-polluted urban environments

Czaczkes, Tomer J. ; Bastidas-Urrutia, Ana María ; Ghislandi, Paolo ; Tuni, Cristina



Abstract

Increased urbanisation is leading to a rise in light pollution. Light pollution can disrupt the behaviour and physiology of animals resulting in increased mortality. However, animals may also benefit from artificial light sources, as these may aggregate prey or signal suitable environments. For example, spiders are commonly seen congregating around artificial light sources. Changes in selective ...

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