Strange loves: a remarkable case of aberrant copulation in beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae, Chrysomelidae)

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Andrea Di Giulio
Silvia Gisondi
Marco Molfini
Alessandra Riccieri
Giulia Scarparo
Marco Alberto Bologna *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Marco Alberto Bologna |


A case of copulation between two mimic and repellent beetle species (a male of Timarcha fracassii, and a female of Meloe autumnalis), belonging to distinct families (Chrysomelidae, Meloidae), is recorded.

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