Mating behaviour

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Mating behaviour

Postby sitomeli » 14 Sep 2012 14:02

Hello everybody
Little is known about the mating behaviour of Chrysididae. Since several species like to land frequently on wooden needles, stumps or dead trees and branches it was assumed that also mating take place there. Last May I was lucky to take pictures of pairs of Chrysis gracillima and Chrysis viridula on a wooden needle, verifying the hypothesis
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Re: Mating behaviour

Postby Euchroeus » 30 Sep 2012 11:14

Dear Rudolf,

thank you very much for sharing your fantastic pictures with us!!!
They are really super! In 20 years I saw only once two Chrysidids in copula.
It's extremely rare to admire these pics.
Since it is uncommon to see Chrysidids in copula, I assumed that they probably copulate while they are flying.

Thank you very much again and congratulations for the beautiful pictures!!! :ok:

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Re: Mating behaviour

Postby Sezima » 27 Nov 2012 23:51

So they do it ! I have often wondered how they mate... Thank you Rudolf for the images, you captured very rare moments.

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