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Laupala cerasina (Hawaiian swordtail crickets)

Laupala cerasina (Hawaiian swordtail crickets)

Female Laupala cerasina crickets (sometimes known as Hawaiian swordtail crickets) often consume several protein-packed nuptial gifts from males before mating. The final protein capsule containing reproductive material is visible on the male on the left. Both crickets are marked with paint for identification by researchers. (Photo by Biz Turnell)

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