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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Mating thomisidae


This week was lucky enough to register the mating of this lovely couple. Was about to left hand a flower to portrait the male, noticed a female in the same flower.

The male embraced the female in a fast and definite way, by lateral movement of legs making justice to the name "crab spider".

The whole thing lasted about 40 seconds, the first picture shows how the male firmly embraced his female to assure the mating.


Mating thomisidae by Gustavo Mazzarollo, on Flickr

That is the lateral view of the mating, NOTHING will prevent this male from passing genes from this safe position.


Mating thomisidae by Gustavo Mazzarollo, on Flickr

The female was kind enough to lift allowing a view of the male transferring the sperm sac.


Mating thomisidae by Gustavo Mazzarollo, on Flickr



Oct 28, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Mating thomisidae


Wonderful sequence ! - rare captures
Brian v.



Oct 29, 2012 at 08:59 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mating thomisidae


great captures!


Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM





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