Yard Orgies

So we have these red bugs that are always piled up in the yard.  And today I decided to research what they were doing in said piles,  since when they dispersed it did not appear that they were feasting on anything.

Apparently they are practicing tantra.

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They can be seen in tandem formation when mating which can take from 12 hours up to 7 days. The long period of copulating is probably used by the males as a form of ejaculate-guarding under high competition with other males.[3]


Yeah, sometimes it is best that some things remain a mystery, me thinks.


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