Burying Beetle

Male burying beetles in the Genus Nicrophorus have two ways to find a mate. The beetle may fly to the carcass of a dead animal and mate with females who are also attracted to the dead carcass. Alternatively, males can emit a pheromone that is attractive to females and mate with a female in hopes that she will eventually locate a suitable carcass to lay her fertilized eggs. Males can alter the time spent searching for a carcass or calling with pheromone. Males that succeed in…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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