Dead-leaf bush crickets mating

Dead-leaf bush crickets mating

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Credit: DR GEORGE BECCALONI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dead-leaf bush crickets (Typophyllum sp.) mating on a leaf in the rainforest. The smaller male has just transferred a large white sperm packet, known as a spermatophore to the larger female. Photographed in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.

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