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