Vibratory Communication in the Jumping Spider Phidippus clarus: Substrateborne Courtship Signals are Important for Male Mating Success


Many animals, especially arthropods, use substrateborne vibration signals in communication (Hill 2008, 2009). Substrate-borne vibrations have been demonstrated as an important mode of communication in bugs (Virant-Doberlet & Cokl 2004; Cocroft & Rodriguez 2005; Rodriguez et al. 2008), lacewings (Henry 1994; Henry et al. 2002), wolf spiders (Uetz & Roberts… (More)


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