Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Ariasella lusitanica, Hybotidae
Posted by Rui Andrade on 17-03-2008 16:22
Susan R Walter wrote:
I notice that in the video where the male is mounted, he is also quite rigid - he doesn't appear to be using his front and rear legs to cling on, they are just stiffly outstretched.
In the predation video, the frantic action of the back legs reminds me of the madly wagging tails of lambs when they feed.
Fascinating stuff - well done you two.
Thank you Susan:). Yes, the male never moved during the whole mating. But I wonder why the female caused all that agitation:|. Maybe to increase the chances of fertilization?