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Praying Mantis Devouring Her Mate - Real Japan Monsters 彼女の仲間を食べカマキリ - 日本のモンスター

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Published on Jan 13, 2012

Mantises are fascinating insects closely related to termites and cockroaches. All mantises are predatory and will eat anything they can catch...including one another. Cannibalism is common among mantises, especially during the mating season. Though headless, this male is still moving. The male's head is not actually necessary for reproduction as control of reproductive movement is controlled by a small nerve bundle in the abdomen. Males who are cannibalized may actually have a better chance of reproductive success, as headless males copulate longer and with heightened libito. Most mantises can fly and the males of many species are adept at flying after dark in pursuit of hungry females.

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Comments • 75

Devil Dog
He must have had a small pecker.
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JoeCubicle
I watched this while eating lunch. Yup, I did.
krokonosh
almost completely useless video. focus lost 3 times. but for beginner it looks pretty good! thank you!
ngu0061
those eyes!!!
Quagmi
Alien like creatures - fascinating to watch
Narda LM
She is watching you watch her the entire time.
piplup2009
the only video I dont want in glorious HD
ablacksquare
Incredible. 
clavarnway
They don't really have deep levels of thought. A male Mantid's genetic programming tells him to eat, breed, and die. The first 2 are done when he begins mating, all that is left is the last. He's giving his children a better chance at success by ensuring the mother has a good meal for them.
Scott Hume
Fascinating 
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