Post Profile

Beetle Battle

The bigger the mandibles, the more likely a male is to defeat a challenger for the attention of a female on a rotting log.
read more


Related Posts

For burying beetles, small males have more sex appeal, new research shows

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Female burying beetles are more attracted to small partners because they are less likely to get into fights, a new study has found.

Male beetles up their game when they catch a whiff of competition

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Flour beetles exhibit a highly tactile form of courtship in which the male mounts the female and stimulates her, drumming his lower leg along her abdomen until she allows him to mate with her. Such courtship can last for over ten mi...

Size Does Matter: Beetles With Larger Genital Spines Are More Successful Breeders

Humor : Geekosystem

Bad news today for less-than-well-hung males. Well, male seed beetles at least. It turns out that contrary to the gentle reassurances of female seed beetles the world over, males with larger genital spines make for more successful a...

How longhorned beetles find Mr. Right

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A longhorned beetle's sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. For these beetles to find a mate of the right species, tim...

Females prefer lovers not fighters, study finds

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

It's official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn't matter about the size of your mandibles either. An international study by scientists at the University of Exeter and...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC