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A documentation of the foreplay and mating bites of Lacerta b. bilineata in the wild

DOROTHEE KLING, 2011

Location: Tuniberg near Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), the 16th of April, 2011.

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Img. 1: 17:57:50 - The male is infested with ticks (Ixodes ricinus).

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Img. 5: 18:00:38 - A short rest with eyes closed.

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Img. 20: 18:11:58 - The mating act was performed in the cover of vegetation.

Img. 21: 18:16:10 - Afterwards the male occupied the basking perch alone.

 

Author: Dorothee Kling