Contact: John Maerz
University of Georgia
Caption: UGA researchers found that Japanese stiltgrass affects arachnid predators. Wolf spiders thrive in the grass. As their numbers grow, more spiders then feed on young American toads, ultimately reducing the amphibian's survival wherever this grass grows.
Credit: Jayna DeVore/UGA
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