Identical yet Different

Pardosa Proxima, Identisch und doch Grundverschieden, Identical yet Different, ikonaut

Bachelor’s the­sis ‘Iden­ti­cal yet dif­fe­rent’ (2011)
Tho­mas Erdin / ZHdK
in coöpe­ra­ti­on with the Muse­um of Natu­ral Histo­ry Basel & Turin


Show me your dance so I know who you are!’ Some spi­der spe­ci­es are indi­stin­guis­ha­ble due to their mor­pho­lo­gi­cal cha­rac­te­ri­stics. Howe­ver, they show dif­fe­rent beha­viours in mating as dif­fe­rent spe­ci­es. The com­plex and varied move­ment sequen­ces in the courtship dance of wolf spi­der men allow the distinc­tion bet­ween clo­se­ly rela­ted spe­ci­es.

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Ani­ma­ted 3D-model of the Par­do­sa pro­xi­ma­la (wolf spi­der) for the dis­play of the courtship dance

Pardosa Proxima, Identisch und doch Grundverschieden, ikonaut

Pardosa Proxima 3D Gegenlicht, Identisch und doch Grundverschieden, ikonaut

Pardosa Proxima 3D Zoom, Pardosa Proxima 3D Gegenlicht, Identisch und doch Grundverschieden, ikonaut