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2005. The Journal of Arachnology 33:703710 MALE RESIDENCY AND MATING PATTERNS IN A
 

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2005. The Journal of Arachnology 33:703­710
MALE RESIDENCY AND MATING PATTERNS IN A
SUBSOCIAL SPIDER
Barrett A. Klein1,4
, Todd C. Bukowski2
, and Leticia Avile´s2,3
: 1
Department of
Entomology, Forbes Building, Room 410, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
USA. E-mail: pupating@mail.utexas.edu;; 2
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology, Biological Science West, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
USA; 3
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4 Canada
ABSTRACT. Male mating strategies are often deployed with regard to female maturity and receptivity,
possibly in response to sperm utilization patterns on the part of the female. We examined the pattern of
male residency with females during the mating period of the subsocial spider Anelosimus cf. jucundus
(Araneae, Theridiidae). We first examined patterns of male cohabitation with naturally occurring penul-

  

Source: Avilés, Leticia - Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology