Thursday 24 May 2018

Dock bugs fighting and mating

I have noticed a number of Dock bugs (Coreus marginatus) on our dock leaves for some days now. I can almost guarantee they will be there when I go and look. This morning, however, I found that there was a tussle going on, presumably because the third insect was trying to remove the second so that it could mate with the first. This all seemed quite brutal to me. I filmed a short video on my camera, but haven't worked out how to upload it. That may not be such a bad thing...

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