Posts Tagged: Katherine Barry
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.
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)