Complex courtship displays facilitate male reproductive success and plasticity in signaling across variable environments

@inproceedings{Wilgers2017ComplexCD,
  title={Complex courtship displays facilitate male reproductive success and plasticity in signaling across variable environments},
  author={Dustin J. Wilgers and Eileen A Hebets},
  year={2017}
}
Effective signal transmission is essential for communication. In environments where signal transmission is highly variable, signalers may utilize complex signals, which incorporate multiple components and modalities, to maintain effective communication. Male Rabidosa rabida wolf spiders produce complex courtship signals, consisting of both visual and seismic components. We test the hypothesis that the complex signaling of R. rabida contributes to male reproductive success in variable signaling… CONTINUE READING