Thursday, September 04, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

A Bug Date

Two assassin bugs doing what they do best-namely combining dinner with a little love making. The female is on the bottom. Here they are feeding on a caterpillar larvae (Datana , Notodontidae) and the black head of the larva is just below the male's head. It is not at all clear if one one is eating, or maybe I should say drinking, or if they are sharing. I am not sure what bug etiquette is for these situations.

Reduviid Dating: Dinner and Drinks

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