I'm writing a science fiction novel regarding entomologists and insects.
There are chapters from human points of view and many that are from a bug's (which are the most interesting to write!)
Long story short--this is a question that will define the basis between some characters
The question is:
Is there a reproductive insect relationship in which there is age disparity between male and female?
Does such a relationship exist between any known insects? Older female copulating with younger male ? Or vice versa?
Is there the equivalent of the trophy wife or husband for insects? O_o
I've been doing research and I can't find evidence of anything in particular.
My thinking is there's so many genetic variations and oddities among bugs that I'm convinced there must be some species that reproduces like this (or at least close to it)
If anyone knows of any firsthand experience or can lead me to a place with confirmed facts--I would be most appreciative!
I am very keen of keeping my book as scientifically accurate as possible