January 16, 2022

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The 5 Worst First Date Gifts in the Animal Kingdom

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We humans might think that flowers are pretty good gifts for a first date, but many insects have their own nuptial gifts, and well, flowers they ain’t.

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Red Velvet Mite (Family Thrombidiidae)


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