Peacock Courtship: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/worlds-weirdest/videos/peacock-courtship/
Manakin Courtship: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/weirdest-manakin-dance
Bird-of-Paradise Courtship: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7QZnwKqopo
Motmot, Palo Verde, Costa Rica, April, 1985. © James Adams, 1985
Male Motmot, with tailed cocked, Palo Verde, Costa Rica, April 1985. © James Adams, 1985
Parnassius butterfly, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado © James Adams, 2003
Female Parnassius mnemosyne, with sphragis plugging mating passageway. Just so you know
butterflies mate and lay eggs through different openings, so she can still lay eggs!! © Lars Andersen, 2009
Damselflies, male above, female below. Male deposits own spermatophore in pouch on the underside
of the second/third abdominal segments (orange in this species); convinces female to mate and uses
claspers at end of abdomen to grab her behind her head; she then reaches forward with the end of her
abdomen to retrieve the spermatophore. This is a roundabout way of mating to say the least.
If you ever DO see a male damselfly apparently mating the "normal" way (end of abdomen to end of
abdomen, then that male is actually scooping out the previous male's spermatophore.
Hangingflies mating; https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/11/16/hangingflies-from-australia-courting-and-mating/
Stalk-eyed fly, La Selva, Costa Rica, March , 1985. © James Adams, 1997