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

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.

Funny But (Mostly) True Facts About The Praying Mantis

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Written by Curiosity Staff September 29, 2014