Spider Mating Dances

spider-mating-dance–I was thinking the other day how glad I am that I’m not of a species that has to do a mating dance. For example, in the Sonoran desert of the American southwest, the Agelenopsis Aperta male spider courts the female with a mating dance that can last up to an hour.  The dance involves an abdomen waggle and a series of push-ups.  Furthermore, it may be that females chose males partly on the basis of how fast they waggle their abdomen!

Let’s think of that, guys, the next time we think of demanding dates…

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One Comment on “Spider Mating Dances”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Spider-man! Spider-man! Loves to do all the ladies he can!

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