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Timema feeding etiquette: Ladies first! ;-) - Timema - male - female

Timema feeding etiquette: Ladies first! ;-) - Timema - Male Female
Cuesta Ridge, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
April 11, 2015
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Here the female has moved a bit down the stem to continue feeding, while the male has taken over where she left off above. In the full-size photo one can clearly see the black-tipped teeth of both of the male's mandibles clasping/scraping both sides of the tip of the foliage...and his labrum is cupped above that "foliage scale/twig"-tip.

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