Praying Mantis Love is Waaay Weirder Than You Think

Some praying mantises find themselves decapitated and yet still find a way to actively mate. Learn more about these savage insects and why they behave this way. Viewers observe high detail, graphic videos of various mating scenarios between males and females.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss what praying mantises eat during the non-mating portion of life
Classroom Considerations

  • Content ends at 4:15, and the last minute of the video is an advertisement
  • Graphic footage may be disturbing to some viewers

  • Shares footage rarely observed in person
  • Links to many quality resources on the topic

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