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A male wolf spider (Schizocosa uetzi) with ornamental pigmentation. Cornell University researcher Eileen Hebets found that female wolf spiders encountering a courting male preferred to mate with ones who looked like males they had met when they were youngsters. Unfamiliar-looking males were more likely to be attacked or eaten.(National Academy of Sciences)
Mate or meal: A female wolf spider's first exposure to courting could mean life or death for her later lovers.
By Randolph E. Schmid