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leopard slugs mating

Gwenn Seemel
When a man-woman loves a woman-man (Leopard slug)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Sometimes boys and girls are girls and boys.

Leopard slugs are hermaphrodites.  Each one reproduces as both a male and a female.  When two slugs mate, they accept sperm from one another and then lay eggs.

To learn more about the making of this painting, read this article.