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Six-legged sex : the erotic lives of bugs / James K. Wangberg ; illustrations by Marjorie C. Leggitt.

Six-legged sex : the erotic lives of bugs / James K. Wangberg ; illustrations by Marjorie C. Leggitt.
Wangberg, James K. (James Keith)
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Publishing, c2001.

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143 p. : ill.; 23 cm.
An entomologist translates scientific findings about insect courting and mating into language accessible to lay readers.
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-141) and index.
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1 Powerful Aphrodisiacs and Other Insect Love Potions: The Scent of a Woman; Spanishfly 11 -- 2 Love Songs and Serenades: Insect Violins and Harps; A Singing Penis; Insect Percussionists; Insect Duets, Choruses, and Ballads 17 -- 3 You Light My Fire: Insect Flashers: Don't Dim the Lights; Insect Fatal Attractions 23 -- 4 Dirty Dancing and Sexual Foreplay: Dressing for the Big Dance; Basic Dance Steps; Insect Kissing and Petting 29 -- 5 Do Not Open Before Sex: Nuptial Gifts 35 -- 6 But Will You Respect Me in the Morning?: Feed Me, Cuddle Me; Protect Me 39 -- 7 Boys in the 'Hood: Location, Location, Location!; Fighting for the 'Hood 45 -- 8 Insect Sex Hangouts: Hilltop Parking and Lover's Lane; Lonely Vigils--Males in Waiting 49 -- 9 I'll Show You Mine If You'll Show Me Yours: Horny Insects; Bite Me, Pinch Me; Feelers and Other Sex Gear 55 -- 10 The Well-Endowed Male: Bigger and Better; Look at the Eyes on That Guy! 63 -- 11 My Sperm Are Better Than Your Sperm: My Sperm Are Bigger Than Your Sperm; My Sperm Look Cooler Than Your Sperm; Move Over, Buddy; Watch Your Step; Right This Way, Miss 69 -- 12 Ouch! Watch Where You're Sticking That!: Stabbed for Sex 75 -- 13 Pardon Me! I Thought You Were My Wife: Insect-Plant Menage a Trois 79 -- 14 Sexual Stamina: How Long Do They Do It?; How Often Do They Do It? 83 -- 15 The Sexually Inhibited Insect: Caution: Dangerous Sex Ahead; Headless Sex 87 -- 16 Insect Chastity Belts: Homemade Devices; Mutilations and Suicide 91 -- 17 The Insect Kama Sutra and Other Sexual Acrobatics: Dragons and Damsels; Bee Acrobats; Anytime, Anywhere 95 -- 18 Bug Bondage and Insect S & M: Tie Me Down; Toxic Semen 99 -- 19 Insect Orgies: Sex on the Wing; Orgy Landmarks 103 -- 20 Insect Prostitutes: No Food, No Gift, No Sex 109 -- 21 Insect STDs: The Paths to Infection; Treatments, Cures, and Unusual Results 113 -- 22 Insect Sex Crimes: Forced Sex; Incest; Pedophilia; Infanticide 117 -- 23 Sexual Faux Pas: Sex After Death; Mount First, Ask Questions Later; Insect Dirty Tricks 125 -- 24 Sex Wanted: Males Need Not Apply: Doing It Alone 129 -- 25 Insect Sexual Potpourri: Precocious Insects--Babies Having Babies; Insect Harems; Cannibal Sex 133.
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