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|Photographer: Albert P. Bekker
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
ID: 8253 3202 4143 0082 (1999-02-24)
Copyright © 1999 California Academy of Sciences
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location Unknown (Asia)family Cantharidaeorder Coleopteraclass Insectanotes Coleoptera, matingCalAcademy slide # T 49339photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect
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|View Encyclopedia of Life record for Cantharis sp.View all photos in CalPhotos of Cantharis sp. Check Google Images for Cantharis sp. |
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|1. ||Reviewed by CalPhotos Staff Apr 12, 2004|
|Action: changed name from "" to "Cantharis sp.
| ||"E-mail from Patrick Coin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Durham Technical Community College: This photo is of two pairs of Beetles mating. They are of family Cantharidae, probably genus Cantharis. The biology is interesting--the males appear to be dead! One reference describes how the males of this genus may give their own body as a nuptial gift! See: The Encyclopedia of Land Invertebrate Behaviour, By Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham, MIT Press, 1993, ISBN: 0262161370; page 11. That reference has an illustration of this cannibalistic behavior in the European Cantharis rustica."|
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