Male spiders drum out mesmerizing syncopated beats to woo mates

Masculine wolf spiders (Schizocosa stridulans) that improvise intricate dance moves are big winners in mating play, courting females with breathtaking tap routines. Now, new research has found that the more complex the dance, the more likely spiders are to find love.

The study’s researchers found that improvised steps benefited the spiders, which live in humid, mostly forested areas around the world. The ability to master an intricate movement has not been associated with size or strength in men, but for women it may indicate that the man possesses a certain athleticism and grace.

https://www.livescience.com/male-wolf-spiders-complex-dances Male spiders drum out mesmerizing syncopated beats to woo mates

Russell Falcon

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