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- Bilde, Trine, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Arachnology 2015 v.16 no.8 pp. 273-275
- Araneae; cannibalism; copulation; death; females; males; mating systems; risk; sexual selection
- ... Nuptial gifts may serve to increase male mating success, copulation duration, and fertilization success, as is known for the nuptial feeding spider Pisaura mirabilis Clerck, 1757. In this species, strong sexual selection for the gift-giving trait may lead to male strategies, such as gift enlargement or thanatosis behaviour (death feigning), which ultimately maximize male fitness. In laboratory tri ...
- Bilde, Trine, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Arachnology 2017 v.17 no.4 pp. 169-176
- Dolomedes; Lycosidae; Trechaleidae; genes; mitochondria; monophyly
- ... Pisauridae, Trechaleidae, and Lycosidae constitute part of the Lycosoidea clade that includes a diverse range of wandering spider species that inhabit terrestrial and semi-aquatic environments. Phylogenetic studies of these three families based on morphological and behavioural traits have produced contradictory results on their evolutionary relationships. To resolve their relationship, we construc ...