Thursday, 28 August 2014

More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, study shows

Date:
August 27, 2014

Source:
University of Georgia

Summary:
An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new study has found. Japanese stiltgrass, which was accidentally introduced to the US in the early 1900s, is one of the most pervasive invasive species. Typically found along roads and in forests, it has been found to impact native plant species, invertebrate populations and soil nutrients.


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