Copulatory dialogue: female spiders sing during copulation to influence male genitalic movements

@article{Peretti2006CopulatoryDF,
  title={Copulatory dialogue: female spiders sing during copulation to influence male genitalic movements},
  author={Alfredo V. Peretti and William G. Eberhard and R. Daniel Brice{\~n}o},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={413-421}
}
Female behaviour during copulation that could function as communication with the male is probably more common than previously appreciated, but its functional significance remains little studied. Stridulation during copulation by the female of the spider Physocylus globosus (Taczanowski, 1873), documented here for the first time, is common and noncoercive, thus permitting simple tests regarding its possible function. Males squeezed females rhythmically with their enlarged, powerful genitalia… Expand

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