Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Monday, 4 June 2018

Swollen-thighed Beetle


This is the first one I've come across this year. There is nothing
secretive about these handsome males. No scuttling away like some wretched
beetles. They sit there on a flower displaying their magnificent thighs,
waiting to be photographed, or rather for a female to come along. The thighs of the female are nothing to get excited about! Apparently 'pulling' a female  is mathematically related to the males' thigh measurements. What fascinating research someone must have done.

Peter Byles

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