Selected recent publications (Lab members in bold)

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Rao, D., Long, S.M., Tapia-McClung, H., Salgado-Espinosa, K., Narendra, A., Aguilar-Arguello, S., Robledo-Ospina, L., Rodriguez-Morales, D. and Jakob, E.M., (2022). Visual signals in the wing display of a tephritid fly deter jumping spider attacks. Journal of Experimental Biology225(24), p.jeb244223. (Highlighted article)

Robledo-Ospina, L. E., Morehouse, N., Escobar, F., & Rao, D. (2022). Search image formation for spider prey in a mud dauber wasp. Behavioural Processes, 104619.

Robledo-Ospina, L. E., & Rao, D. (2022). Dangerous visions: a review of visual antipredator strategies in spiders. Evolutionary Ecology, 1-18. (Featured article)

Rodríguez-Morales, D., Tapia-McClung, H., Robledo-Ospina, L. E., & Rao, D. (2021). Colour and motion affect a dune wasp’s ability to detect its cryptic spider predators. Scientific Reports11(1), 15442.

Quijano‐Cuervo, L. G., Méndez‐Castro, F. E., Rao, D., Escobar Sarria, F., & Negrete‐Yankelevich, S. (2021). Spatial relationships between spiders and their host vascular epiphytes within shade trees in a Mexican coffee plantation. Biotropica.53,954-965

Rosales-García, R., Tapia-McClung, H., Narendra, A., & Rao, D. (2021). Many paths, one destination: mapping the movements of a kleptoparasitic spider on the host’s web. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-9.

Robledo-Ospina, L. E., Morehouse, N., Escobar, F., Falcón-Brindis, A., Jiménez, M. L., & Rao, D. (2021). Prey colour biases of araneophagic mud-daubing wasps. Animal Behaviour172, 25-33.

Méndez‐Castro, F. E., Mendieta‐Leiva, G., Rao, D., & Bader, M. Y. (2020). Island‐biogeographic patterns of spider communities on epiphytes depend on differential space use among functional groups. Journal of Biogeography47(6), 1322-1332

Rao, D., Tapia-McClung, H., & Narendra, A. (2019). Reeling in the prey: fishing behaviour in an orb web spider. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(24). (Highlighted article)

Yip, E.C., Rao, D., Smith, D.R. and Lubin, Y., (2019). Interacting maternal and spatial cues influence natal–dispersal out of social groups. Oikos, 128(12), 1793-1804.

Méndez‐Castro, F.E., Bader, M.Y., Mendieta‐Leiva, G. and Rao, D., (2018). Islands in the trees: A biogeographic exploration of epiphyte‐dwelling spiders. Journal of biogeography, 45(10), pp.2262-2271.

Rodríguez-Morales, D., Rico-Gray, V., García-Franco, J. G., Ajuria-Ibarra, H., Hernández-Salazar, L. T., Robledo-Ospina, L. E., & Rao, D. (2018). Context-dependent crypsis: a prey’s perspective of a color polymorphic predator. The Science of Nature, 105(5-6), 81.

Aceves-Aparicio, A., Tapia-McClung, H., Macías-Ordóñez, R., & Rao, D. (2018). Subsocial spiders in space and time: A fine scale approach to the dynamics of dispersal. Ethology, 124(7), 458–467.

Aguilar-Argüello, S., Díaz-Castelazo, C., & Rao, D. (2018). A predator’s response to a prey’s deterrent signal changes with experience. Behavioural Processes, 151, 81–88.

Ajuria Ibarra, H., Tapia-McClung, H., & Rao, D. (2017). Mapping the variation in spider body colouration from an insect perspective. Evolutionary Ecology, 113(8), 1–19.

Rao, D., & Mendoza-Cuenca, L. (2016). The effect of colour polymorphism on thermoregulation in an orb web spider. The Science of Nature, 103, 63.

Robledo-Ospina, L. E., Escobar-Sarria, F., Troscianko, J., & Rao, D. (2017). Two ways to hide: predator and prey perspectives of disruptive coloration and background matching in jumping spiders. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Tapia-McClung, H., Ajuria Ibarra, H., & Rao, D. (2016). Quantifying Human Visible Color Variation from High Definition Digital Images of Orb Web Spiders. PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166371.

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