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发布时间:2019-03-08 04:03:02来源:未知点击:

FEMALE wolf spiders are turned on by males with hairy legs, as tufts of hair may accentuate the seductive movements of courtship displays. Eileen Hebets and George Uetz of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio videoed the courtship dances of male wolf spiders and digitally manipulated the hair on their legs. They then observed the reaction of female spiders watching the doctored images on a miniature television. As the researchers will report in a forthcoming issue of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, adding tufts of hair to an unadorned species appeared to excite the female audience. Removing hair from a tufted species, however,