02. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Melody H, NonFiction, Science

Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk, 225 pages, read by Melody, on 01/30/2012

Sex on Six Legs was a very informational read about, you guessed it, the sex lives of insects.  I learned that there is all sorts of crazy male genitalia in the insect world and wide variations of parenting styles.  There are pirate ants and bees that have clandestine hook-ups behind the queens back.  The very best dads in the bug world are dung beetles and unless you are immobilized on the ground, army ants won’t eat you.  The author, a professor of biology who is very partial to crickets, did a very good job of not just educating about insects but of making it relevant to our lives as human being.  Who knew I could learn lessons for my life from termites and treehoppers?

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