These mating flies have been doing the nasty for 41 million years

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  • Mating flies frozen in time were found encased in amber for the past 41 million years.
  • The flies, still locked in their mating pose, were swallowed up by tree sap which then hardened into protective amber that preserved them and made it possible for paleontologists to study them.
  • The flies are just part of a new collection of amber-cased insects and arachnids found in sites from Australia and New Zealand.
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Have you ever been caught in the act? You know the act I mean. I mean when someone walks in on you and your significant other during a beautiful moment of physical… activity. If you have, you know how traumatizing it can be, so just imagine the plight of these two flies which have spent the past 41 years locked in the mating position, just dreading the day when someone would finally stumble upon them.

Well, that day has come, and the unfortunate flies are now not only the subject of slack-jawed stares from the rest of the insect world, but they’re also the stars of a new research paper published in Scientific Reports. These two prehistoric bugs are never going to live it down.

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