|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1986|
|Journal:||Biology of Behaviour|
|Keywords:||Animal constructions, Behaviour, Biophysics, Chemical signals, Coelotes terrestris (Araneae)., Coelotes terrestris [Biophysics / / Vibratory patterns of male palpal, Communication, drumming, drumming & pheromone stimulus relationship] [Pheromones / / Female, Ecology, male vibratory patterns] [Pair formation / / Palpal, pair formation, palpal drumming, pheromone] [Webs / / Transmission of male palpal drumming vibrations]., Possible response to female, possible stimulus for male palpal drumming] [Tactile signals / / Male, Reproduction, Reproductive behaviour, role in pair formation] [Sexual dimorphism / / Behaviour in, vibration pheomenon|
This paper gives a description and an analysis of the vibratory phenomena generated on the web by the behaviour of the two partners during male-female Coelotes terrestris encounters. Male behaviours were not very spectacular and the acts expressed did not show a particular sequential organization. In most cases, approaches of the male toward the female were only accompanied by vibrations of the abdomen. The fact that these vibrations or palpal drumming could be expressed by the male before contact with the female indicates the possibility of the presence of a female pheromone. The observations are discussed in terms of ethological barriers and, as there occurred some gradation in male and female behaviours, in terms of mate choice.
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