Two cabbage butterflies alighted from a plant in my wife's garden, joined in mid air, ,and a split second later flew their separate ways. "That was a quickie" chuckled my wife.
It made me think: Do Cabbage Butterflies have a good sex life? As it turns out they probably have one better than the average human, and I say so not as an entomologist but based purely on elementary arithmetic.
The butterfly's life span is about 2 weeks
Its sexual intercourse lasts 1 second.
A human's average life span is 75 years
Human intercourse (according to Kinsey) lasts an average of 5 minutes
The ratio of a butterfly's life span to a human life span is 1 to 1,950
It follows that the butterfly's intercourse is equivalent to 1,950 seconds in human terms, or 32 minutes and 30 seconds. Quite a bit better than those 5 minutes.
But do they enjoy it?
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