The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective

This is neat

Apparently, there are two kinds of male dung beetles, the ones with big horns, and ones with no horns. How is this? Because while the horned males are fighting, the hornless males sneak into the burrows and sex up the females. And the hornless males have giant bug testicles. Bigger than the bug testicles of the males with giant horns.

This has interesting implications for worldbuilding. I talked some weeks ago about species with vast differences between the genders, but this brings to mind a neat thought: what if there were an alien species where males and females look very dissimilar, AND there are two different kinds of males.

(I wish I could remember the phrase that means "when there are extreme physical differences between the genders.")
Tags: cool stuff, interesting stuff, nature, science, worldbuilding
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