Multimodal and multifunctional signaling? – web reduction courtship behavior in a North American population of the false black widow spider

Andreas Fischer, Jamie-Lynne Varney, Gerhard Gries, Adam Blake, Stephen Takács & Xiang Goh
Males of widow spiders courting on the web of females engage in web reduction behavior which entails excising a section of the web, bundling it up, and wrapping it with their silk. Males of the false black widow spider, Steatoda grossa , in European populations also produce stridulatory courtship sound which has not yet been studied in their invaded North American range. Working with a North American population of S. grossa , we tested the...
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