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Everybody Sing! Where the longhorn beetles breed on the In-di-an milkweed - Tetraopes basalis - male - female

Everybody Sing! Where the longhorn beetles breed on the In-di-an milkweed - Tetraopes basalis - Male Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza, Orange County, California, USA
July 5, 2010
The male half of this musical team taps out a rhythm on mi' lady's dome as they go through their routine. (In qigong, we would call this "Beating the drums of heaven". I have no idea what it is in beetle palaver.)

For a video showing this performance, look for the link at: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/coleopt/Tetraopes.htm

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