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Stink bug love
Photographer: Ricardo Kriebel
Location: El Rodeo, San Jose, Costa Rica
It is interesting how some insects stay stuck together while they mate. Although some might think that they are stuck because they are in the process of mating, there is also the possibility that the male is staying stuck on purpose even though the mating has ended. But why would the male incur in such weird behavior when the mating has ended? Well, it just so happens that there tens to be other males around and if he leaves ahead of time, another male might come and attempt to beat the first male in fertilizing the females ovules. This is part of the fascinating topic of sexual selection.
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Camera Information: Nikon Coolpix P510
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