Friday, 27 March 2015

A new jumping spider with mating plug discovered from the 'Western Ghats'

Date:
March 26, 2015

Source:
Pensoft Publishers

Summary:
Researchers have discovered a new species of jumping spider from 'Western Ghats' in southern India, one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. The spider, which has been named as Stenaelurillus albus, is remarkable for the presence of mating plugs or copulatory plugs, which are supposed to function as paternity protection devices.


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