The Flamingo's Smile

Reflections in Natural History

Recommended by Carl Zimmer, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #84 in Evolution

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Carl Zimmer He will talk, for example, about a male spider that throws himself into the jaws of a female as they mate. She will actually devour him while he is still mating. (Source)

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