Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit5014
Author(s): Martin D
Year: 2015
Title: Allometrie sowie Bau und Funktion der Kopulationsorgane bei der Wolfspinne Arctosa leopardus (Araneae, Lycosidae)
Title translated: Allometry as well as structure and function of the copulation organs of the wolf spider Arctosa leopardus(Araneae, Lycosidae)
Issue: Heft 50
Pages: 107-115
Abstract: The prosoma length of adult males and females of the lycosid spider Arctosa leopardus (Sundevall, 1833) varies by about 200%. By contrast, the decisive structures of the copulatory organs show allometrically constant sizes. Male and female copulatory organs are described in detail. Their mechanical co-operation in copula is discussed.
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Keywords: body size variation, copulation mechanics, sexual dimorphism

Arachnologische Gesellschaft - Arachnologische Mitteilungen - 10.5431/aramit5014 - 25.7.2017