Publication
Title
Silk release by copulating **Schizocosa malitiosa** males (Araneae, Lycosidae) : a bridal veil?
Author
Abstract
We report release of silk threads by males of Schizocosa malitiosa (Tullgren 1905) during copulation. The silk is deposited over the female's front legs and near her mouthparts. Possible functions for this behavior could be inhibiting female aggressiveness through chemicals deposited on the silk, inducing female catalepsy during copulation or repelling other males. We propose future studies manipulating male silk release to test these hypotheses.
Language
English
Source (journal)
JOURNAL OF ARACHNOLOGY. - -
Publication
2008
ISSN
0161-8202
Volume/pages
36:1(2008), p. 204-206
ISI
000255919700025
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 08.11.2013
Last edited 21.06.2017