Strange Looking Insect
Have you heard of an insect called mantis? If not, your surprise will be double. In this video strange looking insect will dance for you an unusual kind of dance! A fascinating long-legged insect is naturally camouflaged thanks to his green or brown color he can change accordingly to the color of plants he hides in. He got his name thanks to his thin legs that he usually puts in a pose that looks like he’s praying. But don’t let yourself be fooled. This insect is actually a ruthless predator. He uses his front legs to capture his prey so quickly that the movement is almost impossible to see with the naked eye. You can also see spikes on his legs that he uses to pin moths, grasshoppers, crickets, flies and other insects. After catching his prey, the mantis will bite his head off so he would stop moving and it would become impossible for him to escape.
Male Mantis Is Eaten After Mating
Mantis will often catch and eat a member of his own kind. This faith is usually reserved for a male mantis who is eaten by a female after mating. Sometimes the female mantis bites of his partner head during mating, but her partner can still fertilize her, even without his head. This is why a female mantis is often considered an evil seductress who preys on her lovers like on any other insect. What makes a mantis commit this cannibalistic act? Is it that she just doesn’t like her partner, so she uses the situation to at least obtain a sweet snack?
The Best Prey-Catching Movements
Whatever the reason is, a male mantis is not scarred enough by the possibility of ending his life in this horrible way to actually stop mating. Maybe he hopes that the female mantis won’t be very hungry at the moment they meet. In this video the magical mantis will demonstrate you all of his best prey-catching movements and techniques and you will certainly not stay indifferent! Luckily, his size hardly reaches the one of a tea cup, otherwise this young man will hardly dare to tease him like this.