7 unusual insect courting rituals
Fri, Feb 11 2011 at 1:25 PM
Brutish, aggressive, anatomically puzzling and straight-out weird, the ways in which insects seduce and procreate isn’t always pleasant but is endlessly fascinating … or squirm-inducing, depending on whom you ask. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we present the detailed mating habits of six types of insects and the orb-weaving spider (which isn’t technically an insect, due to the number of legs). Now let’s get it on, shall we?