1. How the male mantis avoids being decapitated after mating  The Hindu
  2. Male Mantises Evolved a Vital Trick to Avoid Being Decapitated After Sex  ScienceAlert
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Sexual cannibalism — when the female of a species consumes the male during or after mating — is also known among spiders and scorpionsSexual cannibalism — when the female of a species consumes the male during or after mating — is also known among spiders and scorpions

How the male mantis avoids being decapitated after mating - The Hindu

A male Springbok praying mantis looking for a hook-up doesn't have to worry about a female stealing his heart away.A male Springbok praying mantis looking for a hook-up doesn't have to worry about a female stealing his heart away.

Male Mantises Evolved a Vital Trick to Avoid Being Decapitated After Sex

Rather than succumb to cannibalism like other male mantises, the male springbok mantis wrestles females to mate and make it out alive.Males use raptor-like forelegs to pin down females.

Scientists set up mantis 'gladiator matches' to see why some males keep their heads after sex | Live Science

Researchers have now revealed more about a survival strategy used by the Springbok praying mantis to avoid having its head bitten off by a mating partnerResearchers have now revealed more about a survival strategy used by the Springbok praying mantis to avoid having its head bitten off by a mating partner

How a male praying mantis keeps its head during rough sex