Insects

Do Female Praying Mantises Really Bite Off The Heads Of Males After Mating?

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We've all heard it: female praying mantises bite of their partner's head after mating. Although praying mantis female do indeed behead mates, it is estimated to happen only 30% of the time in the wild. Learn more about the mantis—including the fact they have five eyes—with the funny and informative video below.

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