Copulation and Sperm Induction by Normal and Palpless Male Linyphiid Spiders

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  18 Aug 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3790, pp. 835
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3790.835


The performance by palpless male linyphiid spiders of behaviors associated with copulation and sperm induction indicates that occurrence of these sexual activities does not depend on peripheral input from the palps.