Mantid Mating!

We’ve just had the second (apparently) successful pairing in our lab preying mantis population and this time we had a camera handy!  The female is Victory and the male is Suicide.  Victory caught and ate three locust during the course of the copulation but thankfully all her jumping around didn’t seem to deter Suicide.

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