Colletes courtship

Male jumping upon female. This bahaviour has been filmed from above on a little bunch of Tanacetum flowers. The shadow of the male may be used for height estimation.


The male is at first moving sideways and at the end is pouncing upon the female. The last part of ..... ms before collision, is given in the animation (5X retarded) to follow.


An XY graph of the last part of the path is given here :


This behaviour has been modelled.


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