Information content of female chemical signals in the wolf spider, Schizocosa ocreata: male discrimination of reproductive state and receptivity

@article{Roberts2005InformationCO,
  title={Information content of female chemical signals in the wolf spider, Schizocosa ocreata: male discrimination of reproductive state and receptivity},
  author={J. A. Roberts and G. Uetz},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={70},
  pages={217-223}
}
  • J. A. Roberts, G. Uetz
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Fine-scale information content of chemical signals has been widely studied in several vertebrate taxa and in social and economically important invertebrate taxa but remains poorly understood for many invertebrate predators such as spiders. Chemical signals (e.g. pheromones) associated with spider silk may convey information about species identity, sex, age and/or reproductive status of a female to male receivers. In the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz), females are cryptic within the leaf… CONTINUE READING
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