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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sexy but deadly

Copula of Praying Mantis where you can see how the female has eaten the head and part of the neck of the male, which will continue to copulate for a long time thanks to a 2nd brain that it has in the stomach.

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Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Mario Gustavo Fiorucci