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Mating pair of Meconema bushcrickets, female to the left, with male’s genital tongs highlighted in purple. C. Roesti

From monogamous termites to male-eating spiders, an ecologist explains

The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which James Gilbert, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, explained weird and stunning insect reproductive strategies…
A male Mexican true bushcricket, left, grasps female with bear-trap genital claspers. L Barrientos-Lozano

Handcuffs, traps and spikes shed light on sex lives of insects

Handcuffs, spikes and traps – you would think they were part of some bondage aficionado’s bedroom collection. But what are they doing in the insect world? A new study I worked on sheds light on why some…
For glory, not sex. PLOS

Head-butting did not lure mates for horny-domed dinosaur

Pachycephalosaurus is famous for its appearance in the movie Jurassic Park: The Lost World, where one is shown battering a man and his car. To achieve the feat the dinosaur used its greatly-thickened skull…
Is he leading her on? orkomedix

Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals

When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game. To get around this predicament, a recent study has shown, guppies use trickery. Competition in fish of the Poeciliidae…

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