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Female praying mantis bites of male’s head during mating

Fact - The female praying mantis bites off the head of the male while mating
Pic Credits: © 2011 Barbara Eckstein | mantis | CC BY-SA | Modified

The female praying mantis bites off the head of the male while mating.

Cannibalism is present in many animals including the black widow spider (no wonder it carries that name), jumping spider and scorpions. The largest snake in the world, the green anaconda of south America, is also known to indulge in cannibalism.

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