|Photograph by Dr. Roy Caldwell
Star-crossed Lovers by Moonlight
An undescribed species of Haptosquilla from Sulawesi mating. The male is the lighter colored and smaller individual who is gingerly interacting with the larger female.
For a fantastic (and I mean REALLY excellent) Pictorial Primer on Stomatopod sex, click here.
Another detailed examination of mating in stomatopods can be found here.
By the way, am I crazy or does this scene somehow reminds you of the lyrics from Cats???!!!!
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