Étiquettes

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Entomologist Joachim Bresseel holding a female Phryganistria heusii yentuensis. At 32 centimetres long, it’s the second largest insect species on earth (54 cm with legs stretched out). Photo Bresseel & Constant, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

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Male and female Phryganistria heusii yentueensis having sex. Note how small the male is compared to the female. Photo Bresseel & Constant, RBINS

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“In Copulo” is the polite scientific way to describe an insect hookup. You’ll have to look closely to see the male attached to the large female. Male and Female Phobaeticus truiPhoto Bresseel & Constant, RBINS