Diaries of Courtship- field observations
The male begins the ritual by vibrating his superior extremities at the beat of the music.
The female responds with a strong tapping of her inferior limbs accompanied with zigzag movements with her superior limbs.
These movements continue for hours with different oscillations and forms, generating a pygmalion effect.
The pygmalion effect produces loud laughter as time passes by. Due to this, the female’ eyes start to water excessively, showing sings of extreme happiness.
At the end of the courtship, male and female flee the place unseen, tired and sweaty.
*Courtship happens between any gender