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