Web wars: Males of the golden orb-web spider invest more in fights for mated and aggregated females

Amanda Vieira Da Silva, Reisla Oliveira & Paulo Enrique Cardoso Peixoto
In addition to resource value, the cost of finding mates may affect how much males invest in fights for females. The cost of finding females may be imposed through natural factors extrinsic to males, such as female spatial distribution and predation pressure, which can be challenging to simulate in laboratory conditions. Therefore, studies under natural conditions may be suitable for understanding how the costs of finding mating partners affect male investment in fights. We used...
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