Multimodal communication and mate choice in wolf spiders: female response to multimodal versus unimodal signals

  title={Multimodal communication and mate choice in wolf spiders: female response to multimodal versus unimodal signals},
  author={G. Uetz and J. A. Roberts and P. Taylor},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • G. Uetz, J. A. Roberts, P. Taylor
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Male wolf spiders (Lycosidae) in the genus Schizocosa vary in use of seismic and visual components of courtship display, ranging from unimodal (seismic only) to multimodal (seismic and visual). Studies show that variation in individual modes influences female receptivity, but responses to isolated signals may not be equivalent. To examine redundancy and interaction between modes, we compared female responses to isolated and combined courtship signals from males of two sympatric sibling species… CONTINUE READING
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