Copulation

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Some 36 hours after having emerged from the pupa, the female is receptive for mating. The male mounts her from behind to inject sperm. Copulation takes between a few seconds to a couple minutes. Normally the female mates only once, storing the sperm to use it repeatedly for laying several sets of eggs.

(Wikipedia)

 

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Taken on May 28, 2009