Animal Courtship (Animal Behavior) by Krista West

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3 Insect and Arachnid Courtship together, insects And ArAchnids are the most common and most diverse group of animals on the planet. They can all be found in a large group of animals called the arthropods. Insects are small invertebrate animals with three pairs of legs, one or two pairs of wings, and three main body sections. Insects include beetles, butterflies, flies, and ants. Arachnids have a body in two segments, four pairs of legs, and no antennae or wings. Examples of them include spiders, ticks, and scorpions.

Spawning is a common way for fish and shellfish to mate. Fertilization, when the egg and sperm meet, happens completely outside the female’s body, and the parent animals have little control over what happens. For spawning to work, females must release large amounts of eggs into the water. most of these eggs will never be fertilized; they are eaten by other creatures or swept away by currents. A few are fertilized by sperm and grow into offspring. the more eggs a female animal produces during spawning, the better her chances of reproducing.

They then wait for females to fly overhead. When a male sees a female, he wags his head from side to side, shakes his wings, and calls. If the dance is successful, the flying female will land and mate with the male. nAturAl reActions The frigate bird, like many other birds, uses calls and songs to attract females. Many other animals use behaviors to attract mates. Spiders dance. Frogs croak and sing. Some monkeys use color to stand out. The rituals of animal courtship are diverse and detailed, and not yet entirely understood.

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