Courtship versatility in the jumping spider, <ce:italic>Phidippus johnsoni</ce:italic> (Araneae: Salticidae)

@article{Jackson1977CourtshipVI,
  title={Courtship versatility in the jumping spider, <ce:italic>Phidippus johnsoni</ce:italic> (Araneae: Salticidae)},
  author={Robert R Jackson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1977},
  volume={25},
  pages={953-957}
}
A given male ofPi johnsoni has at his disposal two alternative types of courtship . Each consists of distinctly different motor patterns and involves different sensory channels . If the male encounters a female outside her nest, he uses type 1 courtship . Type 2 courtship occurs if the male encounters a female inside her nest . Spiders do not respond to visual stimuli (house flies) under red light . The fact that type 2, but not type 1, courtship occurs when spiders are observed under red light… CONTINUE READING
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