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: Despite all the personal risks involved, males that are submissive and get cannibalized can double the duration of copulation - and the chance of fertilization, too. This is thought by some to be a reproductive strategy on the part of the male( comparable to the female's decapitation strategy) which increases his chances of success in producing offspring, Praying Mantis Sexual Cannibalism closeup of Female eating Male
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