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Happenings in the insect world
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by Rachael Long
on August 22, 2018 at 6:18 AM
Cannibalism can happen, particularly if you put a male and female praying mantis together in a confined space, like a jar. However, in nature, there’s actually a very elaborate courtship behavior that occurs, where the male pretty much puts the female in a trance through a dance that he does. If he’s lucky, he’ll dazzle the female enough to mate and then run away before she wakes up!
 
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