Male Black Widow Spiders Destroy Females’ Webs to Deter Rivals

Male black widow spiders destroy large sections of the female’s web during courtship and wrap it up in their own silk. New research published in Animal Behaviour shows that this home-wrecking behavior deters rival males, by making the female’s web less attractive to them. Surprisingly, the females don’t seem to mind the destruction. The authors […]

Source: Entomology Today

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