The Praying Mantis, such a fascinating creature. I love watching it move its head around and attack bugs and wasps. They love our back porch- esp since we put the Gazebo up. They have become our little friends and I have appreciated them eating the excess bugs.
That is, until I learned that they engage in sexual cannibalism. I learned this by watching it happen. The female will bite the head off of the male, then proceed to devour the rest of him. I was so grossed out and fascinated that I couldn't stop watching. I was impressed that she could finish him off. So I thought I would snap a photo to share- aren't you excited? Here she is with just the bottom bulb part left:
Isn't it Freaky?!??! Aren't you glad I am sharing this with you?