Multimodal communication in wolf spiders: Playback studies with visual and vibratory signals

@article{Uetz2015MultimodalCI,
  title={Multimodal communication in wolf spiders: Playback studies with visual and vibratory signals},
  author={G. Uetz and D. Clark and B. Stoffer and Elizabeth C. Kozak and Madeline M. Lallo and Heather Kane},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={137},
  pages={2395-2395}
}
Previous studies of Schizocosa ocreata wolf spiders have shown that visual and vibration signals are equally capable of eliciting female receptivity, but that multimodal cues enhance female response. Studies also indicate that signals in both modes convey male quality information; females choose males with larger foreleg tufts or greater amplitude vibratory signals. Male spiders eavesdrop on both the visual and vibration signals of other males and exploit them to find mates. We examined female… Expand
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