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Caught in the Web of Love
Lens: DA 55-300 PLM Camera: KP Photo Location: Liberty, Maine ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F9 
Posted By: SSGGeezer, 08-29-2018, 08:40 AM

A male Damselfly stuck in a spider's web while mating. She should be able to escape but as long as he has done his bit for the species, I suspect it doesn't really matter!

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08-29-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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Umm, he may beg to differ!
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I could be mistaken, but I think it's the female who got caught. Well as long as she doesn't release him, he is too
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QuoteOriginally posted by GinaC Quote
Umm, he may beg to differ!

Of course he might, but I think if they both decided to fly while mating, he might escape. I don't know if that begins the end of life cycle once a male has bred, since the males outnumber females in most dragonfly and damselfly species. So once he has done his bit for the species, I suspect she just wants to be left alone to go find a plant to lay eggs on!


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