Spiders self-castrate in fight for females
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Spiders self-castrate in fight for females

Singapore : Singapore | Jun 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM PDT
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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In a number of spider species, the females are much larger than the males and more aggressive. The self-castrating spiders belong to one tropical species, Nephilengys malabarensis, in which the female cannibalises the male during copulation. During mating the males break off one or both of their... FULL ARTICLE AT Australian Broadcasting Corporation
 
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