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Mating behaviour of Arion lusitanicus Mabille, 1868 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Arionidae)
Jan Kozłowski 1  
,   Rafał Sionek 2  
 
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Department of Zoology, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznań, Poland
2
Regional Plant Protection Inspectorate in Rzeszów, Poland
Submission date: 2001-09-15
Acceptance date: 2001-12-31
Publication date: 2020-07-09
 
Folia Malacol. 2001;9(4):217–221
 
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Studies on gastropod mating are important for understanding various taxonomic and ecological problems. Field observations on the copulation of Arion lusitanicus Mab. revealed four phases: recognition of the partners, courtship dance, copulation and spermatophore transfer, separation and parting of the partners; the slug behaviour during these phases and their duration are described.
 
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