Male Bugs Sponge Off of Their Mates

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Science  25 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5632, pp. 458
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5632.458a

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CHICO, CALIFORNIA-- The evolving understanding of how bizarre bugs, invasive weeds, and many other flora and fauna arose dominated conversations among the 1400 biologists gathered here 20 to 24 June. Presentations included a newly discovered insect called the zeus bug, the males of which feed off of the females during the mating season.