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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

165 participants 813 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

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Recent Spottings

Grasshopper (pair) SukanyaDatta 3 0 Grasshopper (pair)
Oriental Psyche Butterfly (mating) SukanyaDatta 2 0 Oriental Psyche Butterfly (mating)
Leaf Insect AlbertKang 9 2 Leaf Insect
Spotting maradithayamb 7 1 Spotting
dwarf honey bee maradithayamb 4 3 dwarf honey bee
Spider sunshinejanani 1 0 Spider
Argiope anasuja sunshinejanani 1 0 Argiope anasuja
American Herring Gulls Joseph R. Godreau 7 2 American Herring Gulls
Caterpillar🐛 sunshinejanani 1 0 Caterpillar🐛
Oriental garden lizard ♂️ sunshinejanani 3 0 Oriental garden lizard ♂️
Insect eggs in custard apple leaves sunshinejanani 1 0 Insect eggs in custard apple leaves
Common Evening Brown i_munasinghe 6 0 Common Evening Brown
Erebid Moth AlbertKang 3 0 Erebid Moth
Indian elephant maradithayamb 10 2 Indian elephant
White horse maradithayamb 1 2 White horse
Ongole cattle maradithayamb 1 0 Ongole cattle
Long legged fly, garden gem maradithayamb 1 0 Long legged fly, garden gem
rhesus monkey maradithayamb 1 0 rhesus monkey
Sweat bees maradithayamb 2 3 Sweat bees
Spotted lanternfly nymph maradithayamb 2 0 Spotted lanternfly nymph
Goldenrod soldier beetle momsavang 3 0 Goldenrod soldier beetle
Honey bee maradithayamb 1 0 Honey bee
Tetraponera ant sunshinejanani 1 1 Tetraponera ant
Stenaelurillus sunshinejanani 1 1 Stenaelurillus
Common bronzeback tree snake maradithayamb 4 1 Common bronzeback tree snake
Southern green stink bug. Chinche verde eulalia rubio 2 0 Southern green stink bug. Chinche verde
Common Castor butterflies mating SukanyaDatta 2 3 Common Castor butterflies mating
Clearwing borer maradithayamb 6 1 Clearwing borer
Derbid Planthopper AlbertKang 7 3 Derbid Planthopper
Ladybug momsavang 6 2 Ladybug
Tortoise Beetle (common metallic-striped gold form) Muckpuk 9 3 Tortoise Beetle (common metallic-striped gold form)
Common Evening Brown (Dry season form) Nature_Observer 2 2 Common Evening Brown (Dry season form)
Psyche Nature_Observer 2 0 Psyche
Potter Wasp ForestDragon 4 0 Potter Wasp
Insect (mating) SukanyaDatta 2 0 Insect (mating)
Bagworm moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 0 Bagworm moth
Yamfly i_munasinghe 11 2 Yamfly
Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle Matthew Hammond 2 0 Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle
Cow Killers (Mating, with Nest) Matthew Hammond 4 0 Cow Killers (Mating, with Nest)
Differential Grasshopper Matthew Hammond 3 0 Differential Grasshopper
Mud Daubers Matthew Hammond 2 0 Mud Daubers
Moth SukanyaDatta 4 5 Moth
Bronzed Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 4 2 Bronzed Tiger Beetles
LeConte's Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 4 2 LeConte's Tiger Beetles
Common Snapping Turtles Greg Shchepanek 8 6 Common Snapping Turtles
Marbled white mating Jopy 4 3 Marbled white mating
Ribbon Eels AlbertKang 14 4 Ribbon Eels
Southern Two-striped Walkingstick Tukup 1 0 Southern Two-striped Walkingstick
LeConte's Tiger Beetles Greg Shchepanek 4 0 LeConte's Tiger Beetles
Praying Mantis (mating) SukanyaDatta 6 0 Praying Mantis (mating)

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