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1 December 2003 MALE EGG GUARDING BEHAVIOR IN THE NEOTROPICAL HARVESTMAN AMPHERES LEUCOPHEUS (MELLO-LEITÃO 1922) (OPILIONES, GONYLEPTIDAE)
Marcos Ryotaro Hara, Pedro Gnaspini, Glauco Machado
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Males of the Neotropical harvestman Ampheres leucopheus (Mello-Leitão 1922) were observed guarding egg-batches attached to the undersurface of leaves. As recorded for other paternal harvestmen, males of A. leucopheus guard egg-batches containing eggs in different developmental stages as well as newly hatched nymphs. This is the second case of paternal care recorded among gonyleptids and the fifth in the order Opiliones.

Marcos Ryotaro Hara, Pedro Gnaspini, and Glauco Machado "MALE EGG GUARDING BEHAVIOR IN THE NEOTROPICAL HARVESTMAN AMPHERES LEUCOPHEUS (MELLO-LEITÃO 1922) (OPILIONES, GONYLEPTIDAE)," The Journal of Arachnology 31(3), 441-444, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1636/S02-32
Received: 3 June 2002; Published: 1 December 2003
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Caelopyginae
harvestmen
Parental care
postzygotic investment
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