clicker round-winged katydid
Male (left) and female (right) immediately after copulation, Buncombe County, North Carolina.
The female has begun to eat the
spermatophylax. When she finishes it, she will eat the spermatophore, which by that time
will have moved its sperm into the female's sperm storage organ.
Photograph by T. G. Forrest, University of North Carolina Asheville; used by permission.