Sexual Cannibalism: Female Praying Mantis Devours Her Lover

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Posted in Bizarre by on September 20th, 2011

Sexual cannibalism is a natural phenomenon when (generally) female organisms devour (typically) male organisms before, during, or after sex.  The praying mantis is one of a few species who participate in this act.  Here’s a series of photographs of a female praying mantis enjoying her mate and then eating him.  Sexual Cannibalism: Female Praying Mantis Devours Her Lover gives life to the term “man eater.”   Imagine never knowing if you’ll survive your next copulation…

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