You think you're naughty and transgressive? Humans just don't get that freaky compared to insects. An ongoing evolutionary tug of war to control fertilization has led to appallingly rough sexual practices in bugs. Male penises are covered in spikes, scoops, harpoons, and stabby daggers.
Traumatic beetle sex causes rapid evolutionary arms race
Let’s talk about sex. Beetle sex. | ANU College of Science
By Elmie Janse van Rensburg. This is not the easiest work to explain to your family: you spend your days watching beetle sex tapes. And this beetle sex is particularly… out there. British burying beetles are so called because they bury dead mice, which they then mate on, and use as a food source to rear their offspring. Dr Head is learning how animals respond to a changing climate, in part, by studying the sex lives of beetles.
Beetle sex mania
Checking to see whether your beetle is male or female can make the difference between your beetle reproducing due to the courtship ritual and being sexually tame. There are numerous species of beetle; each has their own form of sexual recognition. Checking the back and rear of your beetle is the most common way to check for gender.