Research finds that homosexuality in insects and spiders is a case of mistaken identityOctober 21 retrieved 18 June from https: The claim for 'practice' is a non-starter and the 'maintenance of alliances within groups' would seem to be more correctly defined as a defusing of aggression in societies which accessibility ala Bonobo style is not available. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Subscribe to Independent Minds to debate the big issues Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Male homosexuality has been inferred in several species of dragonflies.
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Mantis males engage in riskier mating behavior if deprived of female access Apr 25, Boy or Girl? Try for free. And while the possibility that any sort of sexual encounter could induce pleasure in insects may seem unlikely, Scharf does not rule it out.
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