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Sex on the garigue

Post by MWP admin » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:18 pm

Males always trapped by the beauty of females!

Enjoy the photo :-)

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A male bumblebee trying to copulate with a female-looking flower of Ophrys bombyliflora, which also gives off an odour that resembles that of a female bee. March 2008, Malta
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Post by RB » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:39 pm

Normally completely the opposite in the animal world.

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:06 pm

As far as I know, males always fight and compete and show off etc for having the beauty (='fun' :) ) of females. That was my point.
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Post by D. Cilia » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:10 pm

Tetralonia for sure! Great dynamic picture, pity about that big 'C' on i but of course I understand the reasons.

I'd say that the males compete more for the female attention in nature than vice-versa, and usually they look much more beautiful. In humans it's definitely the females which are FAR more beautiful :twisted: whether it's objectivity or hormones which make me speak like that :-D

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:24 am

Thanks for the compliments - yes, the pic is likely to be used for a publication.

In most (all?) species it is the male who searches for the female not the other way round. I should have used another phrase instead 'beauty of females' maybe the 'bounty of females' but I did not wanted to get too much into censored text!

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Post by Conchiolin » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:31 am

WOOW! How did you capture such a scene!!
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Post by MWP admin » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:41 am

With some luck :-)
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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:37 am

You're having sex with a flower you moron!!
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Post by RB » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:29 pm

Conchiolin wrote:You're having sex with a flower you moron!!
Seems to be a trend which Jackpot started!!

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Post by jackpot » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:13 pm

:-D only for sausages :-D

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