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Passionate Beetles? It Must Be Rain!

The sex lives of insects can predict the weather. 

How can you tell if it's about to start raining cats and dogs?  Well, you may want to try looking at beetles. 

Researchers say the sex lives of insects are indicators of impending storms. 

When air pressure falls, indicating a coming downpour, male cucurbit beetles abandon their courtship routines and just get straight to the act of mating. 

Scientists believe this happens due to the beetles size.  They are small so they are highly vulnerable to inclement weather. 

A raindrop falling on them is like a refrigerator falling on us. 



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