Outdoors

20 wild animals to steer clear of during mating season

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Crickets

Male crickets also have a pretty tough time when it comes to spreading their genes. If mating goes well, and he manages to find a partner, the female (who has mated with several other males) may decide not to use his genetic material. And many males don’t even make it that far. It turns out song the cricket uses to attract a mate may also attract the deadly O. ochracea, a parasitic fly that deposits larvae in his body that eat him from the inside out.

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