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Male orb-weaving spiders cannibalized by females may be choosy about mating [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

In a colonial orb-weaving spider, Cyrtophora citricola, females often eat the males after mating, but it is often the males that choose their mates, according a study published June 1, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Eric Yip from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and colleagues.

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