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Sevenspotted Lady Beetles mating
Sevenspotted Lady Beetles mating

In biology, mating is the pairing of opposite-sex or hermaphroditic internal fertilization animals for copulation and, in social animals, also to raise their offspring. Mating methods include random mating, disassortative mating, assortative mating, or a mating pool. Look up Mount in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x933, 330 KB) Sevenspotted Lady Beetle mating This image shows a Sevenspotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata) mating at a young Birch leaf. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x933, 330 KB) Sevenspotted Lady Beetle mating This image shows a Sevenspotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata) mating at a young Birch leaf. ... Subfamilies Chilocorinae Coccidulinae Coccinellinae Epilachninae Scymininae Sticholotidinae etc. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1st-century BC sculpture The Reclining Hermaphrodite, in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome A hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses both male and female sex organs during its life. ... Internal fertilization is a form of animal fertilization of an ovum by spermatozoon within the body of an inseminated animal, whether female or hermaphroditic. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... A social animal is a loosely defined term for an organism that is highly interactive with other members of its species to the point of having a recognizable and distinct society. ... In biology, offspring are the product of reproduction, a new organism produced by one or more parents. ... In genetics, random mating involves the mating of individuals regardless of any physical, genetic, or social preference. ... Disassortative sexual selection is a form of sexual selection in which one sex chooses the other, in such a way that the offspring benefits from the diversity of the parental genotypes. ... Assortative mating (also called Assortative pairing) takes place when sexually reproducing organisms tend to mate with individuals that are like themselves in some respect (positive assortative mating) or dissimilar (negative assortative mating). ... While evolutionary computation mainly treats the population as a whole, an equivalent approach is to separate from the current population those individuals that will have children. ...


In some birds, for example, it includes nest-building and feeding offspring. The human practice of making domesticated animals mate and of artificially inseminating them is part of animal husbandry. A basket style nest A nest is place of refuge built to hold an animals eggs and/or provide a place to raise their offspring. ... The updated USDA food pyramid, published in 2005, is a general nutrition guide for recommended food consumption for humans. ... Dogs and sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shepherd with his sheep in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ...


Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization. The two individuals may be of opposite sexes or hermaphroditic, as is the case with, for example, snails. Genitalia masculina externa A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined, is any of those anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism; namely: Male: testicles, penis, prepuce, scrotum, prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymis, Cowpers glands... Sexual reproduction is a union that results in increasing genetic diversity of the offspring. ... Insemination is the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female. ... Internal fertilization is a form of animal fertilization of an ovum by spermatozoon within the body of an inseminated animal, whether female or hermaphroditic. ... The 1st-century BC sculpture The Reclining Hermaphrodite, in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome A hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses both male and female sex organs during its life. ... This article is about the animal. ...


Animals initially lived only in water and reproduced by external fertilization in the water. Certain animals started migrating from oceans to the land during the Late Ordovician epoch about 450 million years ago, necessitating internal fertilization to maintain gametes in a liquid medium. External fertilization is a form of fertilization in which a sperm cell is united with an egg cell external to the body of the female. ... The Late Ordovician, also called the Upper Ordovician by geologists, is the third epoch of the Ordovician period. ... A gamete is a specialized germ cell that fuses with another gamete during fertilization (conception) in organisms that reproduce sexually. ...


In some terrestrial arthropods, including primitive insects, the male deposits spermatozoa on the substrate, sometimes stored within a special structure, and courtship involves inducing the female to take up the sperm package into her genital opening; there is no actual copulation. In groups such as dragonflies and many spiders, males extrude sperm into secondary copulatory structures removed from their genital opening, which are then used to inseminate the female (in dragonflies, it is a set of modified sternites on the second abdominal segment; in spiders, it is the male pedipalps). In advanced groups of insects, the male uses its aedeagus, a structure formed from the terminal segments of the abdomen, to deposit sperm directly (though sometimes in a capsule called a "spermatophore") into the female's reproductive tract. Terrestrial literally means of the earth and is used in a variety of contexts: In biology and in the general sense, terrestrial means indicates ground-dwelling (compare aquatic). ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - spiders,scorpions, etc. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... A spermatozoon or spermatozoan ( spermatozoa), from the ancient Greek σπέρμα (seed) and (living being) and more commonly known as a sperm cell, is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Families Aeshnidae Austropetaliidae Cordulegastridae Corduliidae Gomphidae Libellulidae Neopetaliidae Petaluridae The dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera and characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. ... Diversity 111 families, 40,000 species Suborders Mesothelae Mygalomorphae Araneomorphae  See table of families Wikispecies has information related to: Spiders Spiders are predatory invertebrate animals that have two body segments, eight legs, no chewing mouth parts and no wings. ... The sternum (pl. ... Thelyphonida, in dorsal view, with pedipalps highlighted in green Pedipalps, the second pair of appendages of the cephalothorax in Arachnida, is homologous with mandibles in Crustacea, and corresponding to the mandibles of insects. ... An aedeagus (plural aedeagi) is a reproductive organ of male insects through which they secrete sperm from the testes during copulation with a female insect. ... A spermatophore is a capsule or mass created by males of various invertebrate species, containing spermatozoa and transferred in entirety to the female during sex. ...


Many other animals reproduce sexually with external fertilization, including many basal vertebrates. Many vertebrates (such as reptiles, some fish, and most birds) reproduce with internal fertilization through cloacal copulation (see also hemipenis), while mammals copulate vaginally. Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reptilia redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... In zoological anatomy, a cloaca is the posterior opening that serves as the only such opening for the intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts of certain animal species. ... An everted hemipenis of a North American rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) A hemipenis (plural hemipenes) is one of a pair of reproductive organs of male squamata (snakes, lizards and amphisbaenia). ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including those that produce milk, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ...

See also: Animal sexuality

In humans, unlike most animals, copulation may or may not be related to reproduction. In most cases people copulate for pleasure; this behaviour is also seen in some animal species, for example chimpanzees are known to copulate when the female is not fertile, presumably for pleasure, which in turn strengthens social bonds. See also sexual intercourse and human sexual behavior. Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species in the genus Pan. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about sexual practices (i. ...

See also: Human sexuality

Like in animals, mating in other eukaryotes, such as plants and fungi, denotes sexual conjugation. However, in vascular plants this is mostly achieved without physical contact between mating individuals (see pollination), and in some cases, e.g., in fungi no distinguishable male or female organs exist (see isogamy); however, mating types in some fungal species are somewhat analogous to sexual dimorphism in animals, and determine whether or not two individual isolates can mate. This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Subkingdom/Phyla Chytridiomycota Blastocladiomycota Neocallimastigomycota Glomeromycota Zygomycota Dikarya (inc. ... Carpenter bee with pollen collected from Night-blooming cereus Pollination is an important step in the reproduction of seed plants: the transfer of pollen grains (male gametes) to the plant carpel, the structure that contains the ovule (female gamete). ... A gamete is a specialized germ cell that fuses with another gamete during fertilization (conception) in organisms that reproduce sexually. ... Mating type is the term applied to fungal hyphae that are found to have 2 or more distinct allele sites, distinguishing them as being either male, or female. It is necessary to have different mating types meet in order to have sexual reproduction. ... Female (left) and male Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size, between the sexes Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. ...

See also: Plant sexuality

Close-up of an Echinopsis spachiana flower, showing both carpels and stamen, making it a complete flower. ...

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Shepherd with his sheep in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species. ... Biological Attraction is a biological function of the creature/human body to pair up with another creature/A particular person, Often known as Love amongst humans. ... The evolution of sex is a major puzzle in modern evolutionary biology. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In sociobiology and behavioural ecology, the term mating system is used to describe the ways in which animal societies are structured in relation to sexual behavior. ... For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... Turn on redirects here. ... A sex-determination system is a biological system that determines the development of sexual characteristics in an organism. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Dog breeding is the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens to produce specific qualities and characteristics. ... Horse breeding is the process of using selective breeding to produce additional individuals of a given phenotype, that is, continuing a breed. ... Australian Sheep Sheep husbandry is the raising and breeding of domestic sheep. ...

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Mate - LoveToKnow 1911 (116 words)
In the language of the sea, the mate is the companion or assistant of the master, or of any officer at the head of a division of the crew.
In the merchant service the mates are the officers who serve under the master, commonly called the captain, navigate the vessel under his direction, and replace him if he dies, or is disabled.
In a war-ship mates serve under the gunner, boatswain, carpenter, andc.
Yerba mate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1361 words)
Drinking mate with friends from a shared hollow gourd (also called a mate in Spanish, or cabaça or cuia in Portuguese) with a metal straw (a bombilla in Spanish, bomba or canudo in Portuguese) is an extremely common social practice in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and southern Bolivia and Brazil.
Mate is often written maté in English to indicate that the pronunciation is not the same as the much more common English word "mate", by analogy with words of French origin such as "café" and other words whose é distinguishes their pronunciation from otherwise identically spelled English words, such as résumé and resume.
Studies of mate, though very limited, have shown preliminary evidence that the mate xanthine cocktail is different from other plants containing caffeine most significantly in its effects on muscle tissue, as opposed to those on the central nervous system, which are similar to those of other natural stimulants.
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