Unlike most birds and mammals, whose courtship and mating often takes place out of sight, insects and other invertebrates can be very conspicuous in their reproductive behaviour. With most of them having very short lives (just a few weeks in some cases), mating is a high priority, and the various groups of insects utilise different positions for copulation.
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