Vision-mediated courtship in a nocturnal arthropod

@article{Zhang2018VisionmediatedCI,
  title={Vision-mediated courtship in a nocturnal arthropod},
  author={Shichang Zhang and H. Yip and Ming-Yu Lee and L. Liu and D. Piorkowski and Chen-Pan Liao and I. Tso},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2018},
  volume={142},
  pages={185-190}
}
Visual signals are widely used by animals in foraging, mating and predator avoidance. Body coloration plays an important role in the reproductive behavioural interactions of many diurnal animal species; however, its role in the courtship of nocturnal species has received little attention. We investigated the role of conspicuous body coloration, a white stripe on the forehead region, in the reproductive interactions of the nocturnal brown huntsman spider, Heteropoda venatoria. We performed a… Expand
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