Large Gold Grasshoppers mating

Large Gold Grasshoppers mating

Observation - Large Gold Grasshoppers mating - Global. Description: I was very irritated when I looked at these photos. One picture clearly shows the tail-end of a second male attached to the female. But there was no second male. Did the one we saw shed part of his skin,or is there another explanation?

I was very irritated when I looked at these photos. One picture clearly shows the tail-end of a second male attached to the female. But there was no second male. Did the one we saw shed part of his skin,or is there another explanation?