Insect ABC's

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Insects mate in some unusual locations. They have been known to mate in the air while flying, on the ground, beneath the ground, on plants, underwater, on the surface of the water, on dead bodies, on the backs of other organisms, and even in piles of dung.Some flies, such as midges and mosquitos, participate in orgies or mass gatherings for sex. Flies will use a prominent landmark, such as a tree or a fence, to mark the location of the orgy. Sometimes they mark humans as the location for their orgies.Source:Flies in the face Gonick, Larry; Discover, v. 17 (Dec. 1996) p. 116-17. [Feature article]

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