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Spiders go from wed to dead

Males self-destruct to keep their mates faithful.

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  1. Foellmer, M. W. & Fairbairn, D. J. Spontaneous male death during copulation in an orb-weaving spider. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0042, (2003).

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Whitfield, J. Spiders go from wed to dead. Nature (2003).

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