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Was it love? - Dendroides concolor - male - female

Was it love? - Dendroides concolor - Male Female
Mt. Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
July 2, 2007
Size: about 12.5mm & 17mm
I had collected both adult and ready-to-eclose pupae under deciduous bark, placing them in separate pill sorter cubicles. Back at the motel shooting my specimens, I decided to put these two together for a shoot, not expecting quite so much action. The male recognized the female as a sex object in a split second and had clasped her venter-to-venter in a flash. I wondered if he could penetrate her in this position, but only for an instant, after which it was clear he had.

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