Signal polymorphism under a constant environment: the odd cross in a web decorating spider

@article{Walter2016SignalPU,
  title={Signal polymorphism under a constant environment: the odd cross in a web decorating spider},
  author={A. Walter and M. Elgar},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={103},
  pages={1-5}
}
  • A. Walter, M. Elgar
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Science of Nature
  • The quality of many animal signals varies, perhaps through their use in different contexts or by representing an adaptive response to reduce the risk of exploitation. Spiders of the orb weaver genus Argiope add linear, cruciate or circular silk structures to their orb webs, creating inter- and intra-specific polymorphic visual signals. Different decoration patterns are frequently attributed to different signal effects, but this view is contradicted by commonly observed intraspecific variation… CONTINUE READING
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