A contribution to the knowledge of burrows and reproductive biology of Stenoterommata platensis Holmberg (Mygalomorphae: Nemesiidae)

Authors
Schwerdt, Leonela Vanesa; Copperi, Maria Sofia
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Stenoterommata platensis is a medium-sized nemesiid spider that lives in open burrows. The biology of the Nemesiidae is almost unknown. We describe the courtship and mating of S. platensis for the first time based on two observed matings and add some notes about their burrows in the wild on Martín García Island, Argentina. All males initiated courtship by beating with the first pair of legs when contacted with the female silk from the entrance of the burrow. The copulation position achieved was similar to that of most mygalomorphs. This work constitutes preliminary observations and more data are needed to a better understanding of the reproductive biology of this species.
Fil: Schwerdt, Leonela Vanesa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Centro de Recursos Naturales Renovables de la Zona Semiárida(i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur; Argentina
Fil: Copperi, Maria Sofia. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia. Laboratorio de Zoología de Invertebrados Ii; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Centro Cientifico Tecnológico Bahia Blanca. Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas y Biomedicas del Sur; Argentina
Subject
COURTSHIP AND MATING
NATURAL HISTORY
SPIDER
ARGENTINA
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/6532