Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jequitiranamboia, continued

Now you may wonder how I came to conclude that there were two females and a male in this party. It was based on the fact that there was a lot of flirting going on by one of the insects. His playing around reminded me of a rooster trying to impress a hen. One of his wings would come up over her and flutter, much like that of bird. Impressive the flexibility of these big wings. I wish I'd had time to wait around for the rest of the dating, but I was on a tour. Next time, I hope. By the way, "jequitiranamboia" in the Indian language means the varmit with an empty head. That dragon-like projection that seems to be the head is actually false. You can see the beady eyes of the insect just behind this projection.

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