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  Long-bodied Bugs (mating)

 

Thailand

The male Long-bodied Bug (fig.), an insect that is commonly known in Thai as muan mayao, iis somewhat larger in size than the female.

 

When mating, the male partner may keep on walking, dragging the copulated female along on its way. The female stays attached throughout the process, even as the male is crawling over obstacles and climbing uphill.

 

  Long-bodied Bugs (mating)

 

  Long-bodied Bugs (mating)

 

See also List of Thai Insect Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1), (2) and (3).