Astrobiology (Tessa's focus)

Entomology (Charles's focus)

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Episode 20: Bug Dicks Revisited (Valentine’s Day Special)

In this episode, we explore the four species of Neotrogla (Insecta: Psocodea: Prionoglarididae) and their unique genitalia. Females in these species have a penis-like organ which penetrates the male, retrieves sperm, and deposits it back in their own body. We discuss the genital mechanism here, the broader genital landscape in animals, the meaning of sex and sexual adaptations, and some of the human context in language and definitions.

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