bee sex

In the last post, I exhorted everyone to go out and watch animals, and as luck would have it, on the way to buy lunch, I managed to do just that, spending some happy minutes watching these two bumblebees copulating away (Bombus terrestris I think; I will wait for Pat Willmer to correct me; the picture below is of the pair in question – aren’t mobile phone cameras amazing?!). Interestingly, it looks as though the male has to avoid being stung on his tummy during copulation – and people say blokes have it easy during sex…

If – like me – watching insects have sex is a thing with you, come and join our lab – please feel free to email me anytime.

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