Mating spiders - Common hammock-weavers (Linyphia triangularis)

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Marek Mierzejewski

The Common hammock-weaver (Linyphia triangularis) spiders mated in a web. The female was located at the main part of web.The male hung around the edge of her web. One moment he moved in and spent an hour making the approach step by step. Male approached her motionless belly then touched her abdomen by long forelegs. A spermatophore or sperm ampulla as capsule or drop was created by male and transferred to the female's ovipore during copulation. I managed to capture this moment while dispersion of the last rays of the sun make rainbow eruptions over lovers:).

Location: Northern Poland


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