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Functional aspects of genital differences in Leucauge argyra and L. mariana (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)
Morphological studies have documented the tendency for male genitalia to diverge rapidly compared to other body parts in many animal groups, including spiders. But documentation of how differences in genital structures of ...
Ontogeny repeats phylogeny in Steatoda and Latrodectus spiders
Web designs of young spiders are often less derived than those of older conspecific individuals. This study tested whether this ‘‘ontogeny repeats phylogeny’’ pattern occurs in two species of Latrodectus and two species ...
Loss of cheliceral clasping in Leucauge sp. (Araneae, Tetragnathidae)
In male spiders, genitalia, sexual behaviour and secondary sex morphology tend to diverge rapidly across species, presumably as a result of sexual selection. In the three Leucauge species for which pre- and copulatory ...