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Anthidium florentinum (17-6-08 Zaragoza)

Mating. This species is one of the few insects with a male much bigger than female... usually the biggest sex in insects is the female. In A. florentinum the mating is a bit rude, the male fly slowly, stopping in the air from time to time, and when he see a female, throw itself as a kamikaze, don't leting the female to move, and then start mating during few seconds.


In my garden, Zaragoza, Spain

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Uploaded on May 14, 2009