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These insects have been locked in the throes of passion for 100 million years

20 / 03 / 2017, Yahoo Science

Amber specimens from the mid-Cretaceous Period discovered in Myanmar show how male damselflies courted females 100 million years ago. Now three males of an extinct damselfly species – named Yijenplatycnemis huangi – that died while pursuing females have been described in a paper in the journal Scientific Reports. Damselflies are carnivorous insects that belong to the same group as dragonflies.

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