gifts biology valentines day love

Pleasures of giving gifts – and of course receiving them

Some gifts idea for the Valentine’s day

No female is totally immune to the charm of a thoughtfully selected gift from her admirer, and -let’s be honest- human males too are happy to receive a gift from someone who appreciates them. Amongst the animals, however, males are usually the ones expected to give gifts and not to receive any. The male scorpion flies know that only too well. Their females (and those of the Empididae, the so-called “dancing flies”) actually make the nuptial gift a prerequisite for mating to proceed. Continue reading