9 Extreme Bug Mating Rituals



Welcome to the romantic, violent, treacherous, and murderous mating lives of bugs.

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Sources:
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2010939,00.html

Mantis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/01/6/l_016_05.html
Do Female Praying Mantises Always Eat the Males?
http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/mantis1.asp
http://www.jstor.org/stable/3546137?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01239.x/abstract

Bee
https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/magazine/winter08/n_mating.html
http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/qt/Honey-Bee-Mating.htm
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=333_1379000243
http://honeybee.drawwing.org/

Firefly
http://www.livescience.com/6717-fireflies-synchronous-flashes-booty-calls-study-shows.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120626092710.htm
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/
http://intl-icb.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/3/234.full

Dung Beetle
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28328-discover-magazine-beetle-mating-video.htm
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/science-nature/close-encounters-of-the-sneaky-kind
-85147028/
http://insects.about.com/od/beetles/a/10-Fascinating-Facts-About-Dung-Beetles.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100323212158.htm

What are Dung Beetles

Peacock spider
http://www.livescience.com/39052-peacock-spider-mating-dance.html

Spider Mesmerizes His Date

Mayfly
http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/walker/ufbir/chapters/chapter_37.shtml
https://books.google.com/books?id=QEYXWiobfcIC&pg=PA10#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2011.559084

Soapberry Bug
http://www.soapberrybug.org/
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01049335#page-1
https://www.coursehero.com/file/p2atfgg/Mate-guarding-by-male-soapberry-bugs-Jadera-haematoloma-How-selection-can-favor/

Fruitfly
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2008/01/seminal-fluid-can-impact-female-fruit-flys-fertility
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2540.2001.00961.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.0060178

Waterstrider
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v1/n5/full/ncomms1051.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964456/

Male water striders summon predators to blackmail females into having sex

Friday Weird Science: Female Water Striders Make them Work for it



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