This couple however, was not so acrobatic....but still, they had to figure out a way to back into each other's rear without using rear view mirrors (Gawd. Insects are so weird)!
...they just kept hanging and swinging in the breeze...I'm not sure this was a move that the one hanging upside-down had planned on because look at that expression!
Then there were these two tiger beetles. Love was on the rocks when it comes to this couple (again, literally).
She would take her middle legs and try to push that boy off and sometimes she was able to do that but he would just fly a big circle and in a flash, he was on her again. I think she was very, very annoyed with him. She just wanted.....to........get......him......off....of her.
Tiger beetle boys are obnoxious like that because they don't want any other tiger beetle messing with their girl. I'm thinking this tiger beetle girl would like to be a spider girl because 1. she would have an extra set of legs to push him off and 2. if she wanted to punctuate her feelings regarding his technique, she could bite off his head.
Further up the creek, the ebony jewelwing damselflies were flitting up and down and across and alighting on the big butterbur leaves and were experiencing love much more romantically.
...and then they bend their bodies...