July 6, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

Praying Mantis Sexual Cannibalism: An Extreme Case Of Male Parental Investment

Praying Mantis Sexual Cannibalism: An Extreme Case  Of Male Parental Investment

Innov8tiv
Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

A parent’s greatest joy is to see their children excel in life. They would sacrifice a lot for the betterment of their kid’s better future. No other species take it to the extreme like the species that do sexual cannibalism.

Sexual cannibalism is where the female devours the male before, during, or after copulation. That is evidenced in some insect species likes of the black widow, scorpions, and praying mantis.

A Case Study of Praying Mantis Sexual Cannibalism

Poor male mantis, if he gets lucky while on a date. There is a 13-28 percent chance that she is going to eat him after copulation. In fact, during the mating seasons, 63 percent of female mantises diet consists of their male dates they copulated with.

No, these females are not crazy, they are just giving their kids the best chances of survival in this cold (cold) world. For the males that do eaten, sometimes even before they get done with the copulation, they make the ultimate sacrifice; the most extreme case of male parental investment towards a greater future of their kids.

A study suggests that the female mantis behavior of …read more

Read more here:: Praying Mantis Sexual Cannibalism: An Extreme Case Of Male Parental Investment

      

IBOM LLC

We're passionate about your business and we only offer the best solutions.