Stomatopod Images

Haptosquilla mating.
Photograph by Dr. Roy Caldwell

Star-crossed Lovers by Moonlight

An undescribed species of Haptosquilla from Sulawesi mating. The male is the lighter colored and smaller individual who is gingerly interacting with the larger female.

For a fantastic (and I mean REALLY excellent) Pictorial Primer on Stomatopod sex, click here.

Another detailed examination of mating in stomatopods can be found here.

By the way, am I crazy or does this scene somehow reminds you of the lyrics from Cats???!!!!

Touch me!
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with my memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is
Look, a new day has began!

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