The dominance of seismic signaling and selection for signal complexity in Schizocosa multimodal courtship displays

  title={The dominance of seismic signaling and selection for signal complexity in Schizocosa multimodal courtship displays},
  author={Eileen A Hebets and Cor J Vink and Laura E Sullivan-Beckers and Malcolm F. Rosenthal},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Schizocosa wolf spiders show tremendous diversity in courtship complexity, with different species employing varying numbers of components within and across sensory modalities. Using a comparative approach, we investigate the importance of each signaling modality in the courtship display of five Schizocosa species (three stridulating and two drumming) by assessing mating success under manipulated signaling environments. Irrespective of the degree of male ornamentation, the three stridulating… CONTINUE READING
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