Paternal care in a neotropical harvestman, Zygopachylus albomarginis (Arachnida, Opiliones: Gonyleptidae)

@article{Mora1990PaternalCI,
  title={Paternal care in a neotropical harvestman, Zygopachylus albomarginis (Arachnida, Opiliones: Gonyleptidae)},
  author={Giselle Mora},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={39},
  pages={582-593}
}
Males of the tropical harvestman Zygopachylus albomarginis guard eggs inside open mud nests that they build, usurp or occupy if abandoned. They maintain the nests for extended periods by removing fungus, repairing them when damaged, and guarding them from conspecifics and ants. Females wander on tree trunks and visit nests; they actively court males, mate and oviposit inside the nests and then leave. A male guards a nest with eggs of different ages and from different females. This behaviour may… Expand
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