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Wild Love

Wild Love

Most animals courtship and mating occurs out of sight of humans so it is the least documented of animal behavior . Aim of this mission is not to interfere with the animals mating or their migration patterns. If you all come across such behaviours during your adventurous photo shoots kindly post it in this mission . All wildlife photos of courtship,mating and breeding plumage are entitled for the submission . Thank you for your participation . Sign in to join mission

Wild Love
Created by

Ashok N Pulliyerengi

154 participants 749 spottings

The mating rituals of some animals are wonderfully bizarre and each species in animal kingdom has a different courtship behavior and mating rituals . Some birds like the egret even produce special lace like plumage called aigrettes during breeding season . In fact understanding bird courtship behavior can help birders recognize how birds act in their backyard and with practice it is possible to identify birds based on their mating behavior . Night animals like the fireflies excite the sense of sight by light and color display . Some animals use sounds to call the attention of their potential mates . The longest courtship and copulation ritual in the animal world goes to several species of snail and world . Gift giving during courtship is not exclusive to human beings .But it is quite common in some species of birds ,fishes and insects .For example male weaverbird builds a nest to entice female to choose him as mate .There is lot more intresting facts on courtship and mating rituals among wildlife and understanding of complex mating rituals has made ethology growing field .

Wild Love

Lat: 20.59 Long: 78.96

Recent Spottings

Fly IvanPancic 7 0 Fly
Crane Flies (m/f) momsavang 1 0 Crane Flies (m/f)
The white stork Mauron 7 4 The white stork
Acrididae IvanPancic 1 0 Acrididae
Millipedes Mating LaurenZarate 1 0 Millipedes Mating
Monarch Greg Shchepanek 4 0 Monarch
Bibionid Flies Mating LaurenZarate 1 0 Bibionid Flies Mating
Tussock Moth SukanyaDatta 2 0 Tussock Moth
Diptera IvanPancic 2 2 Diptera
Gold Dust Weevils JordiPrats 5 2 Gold Dust Weevils
LeConte's Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 2 0 LeConte's Tiger Beetles
Moth AlbertKang 1 1 Moth
Stick Insect, Phasmid AlbertKang 1 0 Stick Insect, Phasmid
Erebid Moth AlbertKang 10 1 Erebid Moth
Eastern Sand Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 1 0 Eastern Sand Tiger Beetles
House Finches Christine Y. 9 10 House Finches
Stoneflies (Mating) Christine Y. 4 6 Stoneflies (Mating)
Damselfly (mating) SukanyaDatta 8 0 Damselfly (mating)
Weaver Ants' Nest SukanyaDatta 2 0 Weaver Ants' Nest
Maria-Fedida-Predadora / Predatory Stinkbug Oscar Neto 7 3 Maria-Fedida-Predadora / Predatory Stinkbug
Green Turtle AlbertKang 22 18 Green Turtle
Jagged Ambush Bugs (Coupling) Christine Y. 6 0 Jagged Ambush Bugs (Coupling)
Differential Grasshoppers Christine Y. 3 0 Differential Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers (mating) SukanyaDatta 1 0 Grasshoppers (mating)
Yellow Dung Fly Christine Y. 1 0 Yellow Dung Fly
Unknown spotting VincentVanur 1 0 Unknown spotting
The gray pansy VincentVanur 1 0 The gray pansy
Net-winged Beetles Christine Y. 4 1 Net-winged Beetles
Feral horses Mauron 2 0 Feral horses
Macedonian Mountain Grasshopper KostasZontanos 14 6 Macedonian Mountain Grasshopper
Lubber love momsavang 2 0 Lubber love
Meadow Grasshopper KostasZontanos 1 0 Meadow Grasshopper
Banded Longhorn Beetles Christine Y. 8 0 Banded Longhorn Beetles
Spotted Fritillary KostasZontanos 13 2 Spotted Fritillary
Jagged Ambush Bugs (Coupling) Christine Y. 2 0 Jagged Ambush Bugs (Coupling)
Carolina Satyrs (mating) flowntheloop 2 0 Carolina Satyrs (mating)
Spotted Longhorn KostasZontanos 3 1 Spotted Longhorn
Black and Red Bug KostasZontanos 3 0 Black and Red Bug
Long Hoverfly KostasZontanos 3 0 Long Hoverfly
Festive Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 2 0 Festive Tiger Beetles
Ornate Shieldbug KostasZontanos 4 0 Ornate Shieldbug
Flower Longhorn Beetle KostasZontanos 3 0 Flower Longhorn Beetle
Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle flowntheloop 7 0 Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle
Japanese beetle flowntheloop 2 0 Japanese beetle
Leaf-footed bug JordiPrats 7 4 Leaf-footed bug
Flower Longhorn Beetle KostasZontanos 5 2 Flower Longhorn Beetle
Sawfly KostasZontanos 2 0 Sawfly
Grizzled Skipper KostasZontanos 5 0 Grizzled Skipper
Dock bug Mauron 4 2 Dock bug
Flesh fly JordiPrats 1 0 Flesh fly

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