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Functional Morphology of the Genitalia in the Spider Spermophora senoculata ( Pholcidae , Araneae )

  title={Functional Morphology of the Genitalia in the Spider Spermophora senoculata ( Pholcidae , Araneae )},
  author={H BernhardA. and Uber},
The reproductive biology of the spider Spermophora senoculata is investigated by microscopical observation, freeze-fixation of copulating pairs and preparation of semithin serial sections of the genitalia in functional contact. The mechanics of copulation is described in detail, revealing the functional significance of most genital structures. Before insertion, a pair of male cheliceral apophyses grasp a knob-like structure on the epigynum; the long bulbal apophyses are inserted into paired… 
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