Choice experiment 1. Male Tetranychus urticae behaviour when presented with one female (♀) cadaver in stage 1 and one healthy ♀ quiescent deutonymph on leaf discs in a Petri dish. Stage 1=Dry non-sporulating cadaver killed by Neozygites floridana. (A) Leaf disc choice index (mean+SE) tested at three male (♂) densities. Index>0.5 indicates a preference for the leaf disc with cadaver. (B) Proportion of Petri dishes in which touching and guarding the two females were observed at least once tested at three ♂ densities.
Fatal attraction: Male spider mites prefer females killed by the mite-pathogenic fungus Neozygites floridana - Scientific Figure on ResearchGate. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/275058361_fig2_Choice-experiment-1-Male-Tetranychus-urticae-behaviour-when-presented-with-one-female [accessed 5 Apr, 2016]