This is a male fantasy, one male for forty females.....but wait it's butterflies we are talking about.
The fact that female butterflies could even find mates in the presence of male-killing Wolbachia stunned scientists. In some islands there was only one male for every 40 females. One would expect this type of sex imbalance to leave females deprived of a mate, explains Hurst.“To our knowledge we’ve never heard of female promiscuity being caused by fewer males,” he says.
What were they supposed to do remain childless spinsters? That ain't natural.
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