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Making a Meal Out of a Male: Prayers Answered!

This photo by Professor Jay Rosenheim of UC Davis shows sexual cannibalism. The female (larger one) has just chomped off the head of the male, during sexual reproduction.

Male praying mantids looking for "a little love" don't always fare well. Sometimes they lose their head. Female mantids can--and do--cannibalize them...

This photo by Professor Jay Rosenheim of UC Davis shows sexual cannibalism. The female (larger one) has just chomped off the head of the male, during sexual reproduction.
This photo by Professor Jay Rosenheim of UC Davis shows sexual cannibalism. The female (larger one) has just chomped off the head of the male, during sexual reproduction.

This photo by Professor Jay Rosenheim of UC Davis shows sexual cannibalism. The female (larger one) has just chomped off the head of the male, during sexual reproduction.

A praying mantis perched on a cosmos waiting for prey--or maybe a mate? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis perched on a cosmos waiting for prey--or maybe a mate? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis perched on a cosmos waiting for prey--or maybe a mate? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gravid praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gravid praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gravid praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:17 PM
 
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