Our paper on penis breakage in Lygaeus simulans was published online this week in the European Journal of Entomology. In it we show that almost a quarter of males that were able to mate often have broken penises, and breakage probably occurs after mating not during. However it may not be all bad for these males; find out why by reading the paper here.
Last month I arrived in Perth, Australia to start a postdoc with Leigh Simmons at The University of Western Australia. I plan to look at the evolution of female reproductive tract morphology in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus and the Indian meal moth Plodia Interpunctella.