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Study on redback spiders finds seemingly abhorrent mating strategy appears to benefit both males and females [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

A mating strategy among redback spiders where males seek out immature females appears to benefit both sexes, a new University of Toronto study has found.
"There’s no evidence to suggest this behaviour is costly to females in terms of survivorship and reproductive output," says Luciana Baruffaldi, post-doctoral researcher and director of the Andrade lab at U of T Scarborough and lead author of the research published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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