Damselfly Pr0n!

You know, you’d think that insect porn would be all sinister and nasty-like (heck, if it involved Praying Mantises, the "money shot" would include decapitation), but there’s something graceful about these mating dragonflies—almost romantic, in a way that’s hard to explain.  I can’t quite put my finger on the reason, though…

Tilt your head, genius.

Bow bow chicka bow bow, Kevin L.

Comments

  1. I believe a “bleen” is in order.

    [HURRRRRRRRRRR! *thpppt* - Ed.]

  2. awwww, it’s lurve!

  3. How …erm… sweet!

  4. Silly Nom Tom– it’s a HEART!!

  5. awww they <3 each other!!!

  6. Well, this is a freaky way to start the day.

  7. Aww, how lovely!

    These are damselflies, not dragonflies, which makes it even cuter!

  8. At first I was like…

    “Aw, a heart. Cute. Now, what am I looking at here?? Such a bizarre lil dragonfly. Uh, wait… there’s two sets of wings. Um, hrmm… OH, OMG, OKAY!!!”

    hahaha

  9. eeeuuuwwww:-P

  10. aw, that’s sweet… even bugs can be romantic…

  11. You see, when you see dragonflies/damselflies flyin around in the air all hitched together, they’re not mating yet – they’re just involved in aerial foreplay!

  12. Definitely damselflies. And I think they fly around that way, don’t they? Mating on the fly, literally. Sort of their own mile high club?

    Damselflies and dragonflies are beautiful, such amazing colors and iridescence, and beautiful wings as well.

  13. momof2kitties says:

    Omgitsproncoveryoureyes!

    Won’t something think of the kittehs? A NSFK tag would be appropriate here, no?

    *takes off sarcasm hat*

  14. I didn’t know that, pounce, I always learned they mated while flying. Do they really not mate till they settle down?

  15. momof2kitties says:

    Or, you could say someONE. If you’ve had more coffee than me. Sorry ’bout that.

  16. For a photo essay entitled “Love Bugs: Sex in the Insect World”, go to this link:

    http://www.scienceray.com/Biology/Zoology/Love-Bugs-Sex-in-the-Insect-World.242827/1

    It’s very cool. If you work in a beehive or ant colony, I suppose it’s NSFW.

  17. I’ve always liked dragonflies. They’re neat looking, dainty, and they eat mosquitos which makes them one of the good bugs in my book. I especially like the blue ones. Cool pic.

  18. I find this photo disturbing. Please remove it! Dragonfly porn? On Friday?

  19. Remember: Wings fold back = damselfly.

  20. Fly United?

  21. Remember: dragonflies eat mosquitoes. So, that’s another reason to like them.

    Also, my rant: when will people stop using “bleen” in their first post? God, you look like a loser when doing that.

    [Agreed, and agreed. That *used* to be the whole point, in fact... - Ed.]

  22. This should not be in the Gee-ross! section.. This is so romantic and beautiful! It almost make me cry happy romantic tears! There is nothing odd or gross about this! I’m going to wallpaper it!

  23. I got a picture of them a month ago… it’s here!

    http://flickr.com/photos/surfzone/2742551546/

  24. Kama Sutra, man!

  25. SurfZone — that you did. Nice shot, too.
    (larger) http://flickr.com/photos/surfzone/2742551546/sizes/o/
    Where was your photo taken? What part of the world?

  26. Is this a Damsel in distress or just having a damn good time?

  27. Juno — ha!

  28. Wow, Jim N! That link is great!

  29. Awww!!

    Beeyootiful buggie booty call!

  30. So pretty! Nature is amazing.

  31. <3

    :'(

  32. BeckyMonster says:

    Jezebel – Friday is the perfect day for damselfly porn! And please note that the irony between your comment and screen name is not lost on me!

    Either way, I can’t wait for someone to say “I can’t believe my kids look at this site, now I actually have to talk to them about sex!”

  33. Jennie Mello says:

    Much nicer that that show by Isabella Rosellini- which seriously disturbed me.

  34. [Bow chik-a-bow-bow...]
    *in deep Barry White voice* Oh yeah…

  35. Heh, the Trojan side bar ad is particularly apropos.

    [AAAARGH, contextual ad targeting! I shudder to think what they'll turn into after 8:00 PM... - Ed.]

  36. When I was in the park the other day, a dragonfly landed on my leg. It was emerald gren and at least 7 inches long, so pretty <3

  37. LOL@Juno!

    Wonder what this RCF has in store ….

  38. Heh, nomtom said “money shot”

    Great picture. Dragon/Damselflies are so pretty, from far away, when they’re close up I feel like they are going to eat me. Yes, I know, I have issues.

  39. KailinRileysMom says:

    Arghhhh! Now I have to talk to my girls
    about damsel fly sex!!! And just when it’s
    time for Riley B to be spayed!

    Sarc/off

  40. Pheas — it’s Friday already??

  41. Yeah, other people mentioned it on here, but the reason it’s so beautifully romantic is because it’s a heart! Now if only I can figure out how to do that posish in my bedroom…

  42. ThreeCatNight says:

    They come together on gossamer wings, catching the sun’s rays
    But, unfortunately, in the end, the male of the species pays!

  43. (the original) Mel says:

    Money shot

    *giggles*

  44. Alice Shortcake says:

    PHWOARRRRRR!

    *does ladylike pelvic thrust*

  45. “Tilt your head, genius”

    LOLOLOLOL

  46. “And that’s why birds do it,
    bees do it,
    Even damselflies do it!
    Let’s do it,
    let’s fall in love!”

    Now I have Cole Porter stuck in my head.

  47. Cat-astrophe says:

    I hate to burst anyone’s romantic bubble, but I really think it’s just a damselfly molting in an interesting way.

    The “bottom” fly is just too pale, especially on the right side, and the eyes look funny. JMHO

  48. I can see where you’re coming from, Cat-astrophe, but surely a damselfly would molt only its skin. It wouldn’t be molting its wings and head, too, would it? (And do damselflies eat their mates after…um…doing it?)

  49. I don’t get it. What does “bleen” mean and why should one refrain from using it in one’s first post? I looked it up in Urban Dictionary and didn’t find anything that made sense. Can someone please explain it?

  50. Jennie Mello, that is exactly what I was thinking!

    “If I were a dragonfly, I would make love in the heart position….”

  51. edmundh: Having a Cole Porter song stuck in your head is ALWAYS a good thing! (And I personally believe there’s a Cole Porter lyric for every occasion.)

  52. Ah, the damselflies and dragonflies – beautiful shiny iridescent little flying jewels. So pretty. I’ve even seen them way out in the desert, which means that there must be water nearby, but only THEY know where it is.

  53. @Jim N, the pictures are fantastic, but the text is also wonderful! Examples:
    “A pair of Migrant Hawkers mates, the fantastic coloring of their bodies coordinating so well with each other. Found in Sweden, this dragonfly is known there as Höstmosaikslända which translates to Fall Mosaic.”

    “The Robber Fly, which not many people find terribly attractive, has some fun in the sun. They can be recognized by their furry moustache and each has a group of three primitive eyes nestling between the larger two compound ones.”

  54. @Mel2-

    I guess “bleen” is just one of those mysteries. I looked it up on the C.O. glossary even and all I got was [...]

    Other then finding it irrationally irritating, I got nothing on it’s origin.

  55. No, it’s definately damselfly nookie, the girl is on the bottom, she’s just not a flashy as her boyfriend.

  56. Lovely. <3

  57. Martha in Washington says:

    Edmundh–That was exactly my first thought.

    I love dragon/damselflies. I have a dried one that my son found tht sits on my mantle. It is still beautiful.

  58. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m a little confused as to what I’m actually seeing here, anatomically speaking, but I suppose it doesn’t matter since I don’t intend to mate with a damselfly anytime soon.
    Mel2 .. “bleen” is a substitute for “first” which people took inordinate amounts of glee in being first to comment even when they had no comment other than “first” .

  59. “Bleen” doesn’t really mean anything. It’s just some nonsense that was used to replace “First!!1!” in posts, in hopes of getting people to realize how absurd it is to trumpet about being the first one to comment. But now people are just saying “Bleen” instead of “First.”

    As if calling it “Bleen” or “Nawt Sekund” or whatever makes it better. A rose by any other name is just as annoying…

  60. Yeah, what Mary (the first) said (first). I mean (bleen). :P

  61. Is every creature in the universe having sex but me? Or does the internet just make it look that way?

  62. Mary (the first) says:

    No Berthas., me either.

  63. warrior rabbit says:

    Berthaserv (and Mary I):
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/bunny
    At times, I feel it’s almost my personal anthem.

  64. Not so cute..male damselflies actually clamp down on the female behind her head…like Homer Simpson choking out Bart..

  65. Hey, you know what they say. Sex is like money–the only ones who talk about it are the ones who don’t have enough.

  66. Trabb's Boy says:

    Oh, Katherine! You HAD to go there. Here come the rants about the heartless photographer more interested in the cute picture than in rescuing the helpless animal in 3 … 2 … 1 …

  67. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    ……0!!

    The heartless gutless photographer who wanted a cute pic instead of helping the poor damselfly in distress!! save her from the Homer Maneuver!!!Insensitive I tell you!! *shakes fist*

    How was that? :D

  68. purrrrrty pictures…
    just in case anyone is interested in what’s happening …. anatomically
    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/425215/19376/
    (I can’t help myself I’m a college prof.)

  69. divinebluesky says:

    warrior rabbit, that was fantastic, thanks for sharing the link! I was hoping for helpful hints or something at the end, though :)

  70. The main page says there’s 69 comments to this post. :D

  71. well it *did*…

  72. Did anyone else notice they make a heart?

  73. I think that’s what NomTom is hinting at. Hinting *hard*.

  74. NSFW!!!!

  75. i took the photo, and i can promise the doubters that there are two damselflies in that pic. i saw them flying around, watched them, um, hook up, then fly away.

  76. Heavens!!! Think of the children!!! ;)

  77. Jennie Mello says:

    Monica the tiara chick-
    I just looked at your link, and you designed the web site for the tiddy bear actor!!!??!!?!?!?! Why didn’t you speak up???You should be so proud! And all your other stuff is cool too! Congratulations!!!

  78. Hey, Jennie Mello, thanks for the kind words! Yes, it’s all true, and boy is Actor Mike proud of the infamy of the Tiddy Bear. ;D

  79. They (as in, Isabella Rosselini) already made that praying mantis movie (along with a few more):

    http://www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno/

  80. “Money shot?” Why, NTMTOM, what on earth does that mean? *innocent wide-eyed blinks*

  81. @ Theo:

    That was shot in Calldetenes, 70 km from Barcelona.

    Thanks for putting it large, I wasn’t sure if that would be considered spam or not!

  82. so wait. He puts the sperm into her neck???

  83. I’m kind of confused about the.. physics of this mateage. I see the obvy blue guy’s head but the grey.. and the other set of wings.. nngh. *tilts head* confused.

  84. Woah, I just blew my wad. That’s some hot insect pr0n. How is this legal in the US???

  85. Paleoprof – holy man! That is one complex boinking posish. I had a little trouble figuring out that diagram (I’m a law student, science is not my forte), but it looks like his genitalia are spread amongst his whole body?? Insane!

    “Wheel position”. Teehee.

  86. Totalee Puppy says:

    Love Bugs! (sorry)

  87. It’s sad, though, because most female damsel flies are horribly mutilated by the mating process…

  88. TEH SECKS = TEH CUTE

    combine this trend with the posting-humans trend for EPIC CO WIN

  89. alice is right.

    when they’re connected like this, the male is mostly just making sure that no one else is going to have their way with this woman.

    and his *apparatus* is covered in spikes in order to clear out any residue from any previous dudes who might have had this lady.

    not so romantic… more like… abusive, controlling lover ftl.

  90. They’re insects, you know. Not people.

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