Spider webs are a conspicuous product of spider behavior. Regular webs like the orb web are the result of a series of stereotypical behavioral routines. Other webs exhibit more irregular architecture.
Mating is often preceded by elaborate courtship, which may include vibratory and visual signaling. Males of some species provide nuptial gifts of wrapped prey as part of the courtship ritual. Some spiders (family Mimetidae, the salticid genus Portia) hunt using aggressive mimicry against other spiders, sending counterfeit signals including courtship signals to trick prey into leaving themselves vulnerable to attack.
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