Who Knew: A Bee has a Huge Penis

Who Knew: A Bee has a Huge Penis

Drone bees or male honeybees, die after sex, so they must make the most of the single shot they have. Their endophallus (or internal penis) is designed to ensure that there is momentum in the extension of the penis, since bees mate mid-flight. This endophallus has to shoot into the queen bee’s sting chamber to impregnate her. Bee sex lasts for about five seconds. Ejaculation from the drone is so powerful that it rips his penis off, and it stays in the queen bee’s vagina, acting as a plug so the semen doesn’t drip out. The drone bee dies, post-sex and penis-less

Amazing photo from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drone_honey_bee_reproductive_organ.JPG

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