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The female praying mantis RIPS OFF THE MALE'S HEAD during sex!


The female praying mantis RIPS OFF THE MALE'S HEAD during sex!
Most mantises don't do this, but the most famous species of mantis, Mantis Religiosa (aka the "Praying Mantis"), does this all the time, thus giving the rest of the mantis family a bad name.

For some reason, male praying mantises are undeterred by this and they continue to initiate this bizarre mating ritual.

The technical term for this process is "Sexual Cannibalism", a fetish that (thankfully) has yet to catch on much among humans.

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