Data for: Traumatic mating causes strict monandry in a wolf spider

Shichang Zhang, Nina Ma, Deyong Gong, Xuemin Liu, Zeyuan Hua, Yao Zhao, Jie Liu, Xiaoguo Jiao & Yu Peng
In nature, most animal species are polygamous, and strict female monandry is rare. Though traumatic mating has been reported to postpone female re-mating, it rarely leads to strict female monandry. We demonstrate that traumatic mating causes strict female monandry in a wandering wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata. We showed direct evidence that male damaged the inner walls of the female genital tracts with the sharp embolus on its pedipalps during insemination. To confirm that the trauma...
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