When it comes to being an awesome boyfriend, sometimes all it takes is a little love and affection. And presents. Lots of presents. Maybe presents during love and affection.

Just so we know not all insects make terrible lovers, here are a few that might not be so bad:

1. Scorpionflies

millette_scorpionflies_022. Decorated crickets

millette_crickets_023. Burnet moths


4. German cockroaches


5. Giant water bugs


Check our facts!

1 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347209002553

2  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347207002552

3 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031942211001105

4 http://www.sciencedirect.com.prox.lib.ncsu.edu/science/article/pii/S0022191009001930

5 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347200915070

*Cockroach expert Coby Schal tells us the roach nuptial gift is a combination of sugar and phospholipid (lecithin), the two critical ingredients in chocolate (minus the cacao)!


Emily Millette is a designer living in North Carolina.  Follow her on Twitter @emilymillette.

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