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Male pedipalp morphology and copulatory mechanism in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Araneae, Pholcidae)

@inproceedings{Uhl1995MalePM,
  title={Male pedipalp morphology and copulatory mechanism in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Araneae, Pholcidae)},
  author={Gabriele Uhl and Bernhard A. Huber},
  year={1995}
}
Summary Male pedipalps of Pholcus phalangioides are morphologically investigated, mating behaviour in this species is described and results on the copulatory mechanism are presented. With the aid of cryofixation and subsequent freeze substitution, pairs were fixed in copula and serially sectioned or investigated with SEM methods. Previous views of the coupling mechanism are corrected: during initial coupling the male locks the sclerotised hook of the female epigyne between two apophyses that… 

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