Seasonal aspects of sexual cannibalism in the praying mantis (Mantis religiosa)

  title={Seasonal aspects of sexual cannibalism in the praying mantis (Mantis religiosa)},
  author={P. Prokop and R. V{\'a}clav},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  • P. Prokop, R. Václav
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ethology
  • According to the adaptive foraging hypothesis of sexual cannibalism, females face a trade-off between mating and consuming a courting male. Because male and prey availability can change seasonally, sexual cannibalism may change with season. However, we are not aware of any work examining how sexual cannibalism in insects relates to the time of season. Here, we examined the seasonal pattern of sexual cannibalism and reproductive behaviour in the sexually cannibalistic praying mantis (Mantis… CONTINUE READING
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