View Full Version : Diploptera punctata male very eager to mate.
08-10-2007, 02:40 PM
I came across a male trying to mate with a female before she had even finished molting. You can see him poking his rear end at her. Off to the side is another pair getting busy, and in the background a male blowing steam because he missed out on the action.
08-12-2007, 08:24 AM
I have noticed with my Discoids that when a female is in the process of molting that 1 or more males will be right there waiting. Although I must say I assumed they where male b/c until recently I had a hard time discerning which was which. But now I can tell.
They waist no time trying to get down to business.
Thanks for sharing that video.
08-27-2007, 12:00 AM
Yes, it's not unusual to see freshly molted adults mating. I thought the Diploptera were hilarious though because the males were prodding the female with their rear ends before she was even completely out of the old exoskeleton.
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