Extreme ultraviolet sexual dimorphism in jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

@article{Lim2006ExtremeUS,
  title={Extreme ultraviolet sexual dimorphism in jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)},
  author={Matthew L. M. Lim and Daiqin Li},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={89},
  pages={397-406}
}
Jumping spiders (Salticidae) have acute vision with some cells in the retina that are sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) spectra (< 400 nm). However, no study has documented the use of UV signals in salticids. To appreciate the function of UV vision, it is necessary to characterize the UV colours of salticids. In the present study, the UV and human-visible wavelengths of a tropical ornate salticid spider, Cosmophasis umbratica, were analysed using reflectance spectrometry to obtain evidence of sex… Expand

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