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A Mating Prayer Answered
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A Mating Prayer Answered

On my Sierra Nevada deck, I observed a rare phenomenon: a headless male preying mantis atop a female who ate his head for protein to produce her eggs.

TAGS: California, Sierra Nevada, United States

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North Fork, California, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Joanne Freemire.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2013
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2014, 9:38 p.m.
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Focal Length: 6.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f4.1
ISO: ISO800
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