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Natural History’s Spider Fantasy

The September 2003 edition of Natural History carried an article titled “Love and Death,” which dealt with a study by the evolutionary biologists Matthias W. Foellmer and Daphne J. Fairbaim. (“Spontaneous Male Death During Copulation in an Orb-veawing Spider”, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Suppl.) DOI 10. 108/rsbl.2003.0042, 2003) The researchers had observed that the males of …

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