Thecacera pacifica Bergh, 1883
|Photos: Marketa Murray: Kawaihae, Big Island; July 30, 2018.
20:45: starting to inject hormones prior to copulation
20:58: injecting hormones
24:07: disengaging after injection of hormones
24:32: starting to align for copulation
26:06: alignment proceeding
26:57: fully copulating
27:06: starting to release
|shows animals injecting
seminal fluid (presumably containing hormones that promote mating/egg
development/egg laying) prior to copulation as well as copulation; time is "minutes:seconds" when the photo was taken
Photos: Rob Johnson: Kawaihae, Big Island; May 24, 2022.