<< Males of a newly discovered species of jumping spider [Jotus remus] spend hours waving special paddle-shaped legs at prospective mates, in an effort to copulate without being attacked – or even eaten.
Mating can potentially cost you your life if you are a male spider. To avoid becoming lunch, Jotus remus plays a game first to tire out hungry females >>
Jürgen C. Otto, David E. Hill. Males of a new species of Jotus from Australia wave a paddle-shaped lure to solicit nearby females (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini). PECKHAMIA 133.1, 7 January 2016, 1―39 urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:12A6DBBE-11EC-4DEB-9387-83F1AD727E6F (registered 6 JAN 2016) 1 ISSN 2161―8526 (print) ISSN 1944―8120 (online)