When Enemies Come to Help

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Now UZH researchers now show that this principle also holds for crab spiders and flowering plants. While it’s true that the spiders do eat or drive away useful pollinators such as bees, they’re also attracted by floral scent signals to come and help if the plant is attacked by insects intent on eating it. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)