Spermatophore Web Formation in a Pseudoscorpion

Science  30 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3744, pp. 1647-1649
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3744.1647


The male pseudoscorpion Serianus sp. n. deposits spermatophores without mating, but only when females are present. It marks a path to the spermatophore with silken threads produced in an endodermal gland, which is homologous to the rectal pocket in males and females of other species and in the female of the same species.