Sexual Cannibalism! Female Paying mantis Devours her partner
imagine every time you made love to your partner you were dicing with imminent death. It might make
you wary of having sex ever again (if you survived, that is!) yet male praying mantises can never be sure they will survive the sex act owing to their partners
natural predatory instinct. Sexual cannibalism is a natural phenomenon whereby one organism (generally the female) eats the other (typically the Male) before, during or right after sex.
this amazing sequence of photographers shows a female praying mantis eating her lover
Photo shows:Once the head is bitten off, the males movements become more active and energetic,This results in a more vigorous and, one would surmise, more abundant and perhaps deeper delivery of sperm, here, the female is eating her partners eye!
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