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15 March 2023 Updates and perspectives on reproductive behavior of South American wolf spiders
Fedra Bollatti, Anita Aisenberg, Carlos A. Toscano-Gadea, Alfredo V. Peretti, Macarena González
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Abstract

The family Lycosidae is one of the spider families with the greatest diversity of species and with varied and striking strategies. Studies on Neotropical wolf spiders have contributed new and valuable information to the field of sexual selection for several decades, having discovered cases that differ markedly from previously known patterns, not only for the family but for spiders in general. Here we provide a review of studies on reproductive biology of South American wolf spiders in recent decades, focusing on the subfamilies Lycosinae, Allocosinae and Sossipinae. The promising possibilities of the spiders of this family to test fundamental hypotheses in sexual selection and reproductive biology are highlighted, and we outline areas of particular interest for future studies. We hope that this review will inspire further studies on a broader range of wolf spider species in the Neotropics.

Fedra Bollatti, Anita Aisenberg, Carlos A. Toscano-Gadea, Alfredo V. Peretti, and Macarena González "Updates and perspectives on reproductive behavior of South American wolf spiders," The Journal of Arachnology 51(1), 63-79, (15 March 2023). https://doi.org/10.1636/JoA-S-21-059
Received: 30 September 2021; Accepted: 27 May 2022; Published: 15 March 2023
KEYWORDS
copulation
courtship
Lycosidae
reproductive strategies
sexual strategies
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