Sexual cannibalism in the praying mantid, Mantis religiosa: a field study

@article{Lawrence1992SexualCI,
  title={Sexual cannibalism in the praying mantid, Mantis religiosa: a field study},
  author={Sarah Elizabeth Lawrence},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={43},
  pages={569-583}
}
  • S. E. Lawrence
  • Published 1 April 1992
  • Environmental Science, Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Seasonal aspects of sexual cannibalism in the praying mantis (Mantis religiosa)
TLDR
This study suggests that the date of the last moult plays an important role in the occurrence of sexual cannibalism in the sexually cannibalistic praying mantis.
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The reproductive behaviour of praying mantis is studied, describing the whole sequences of mating behaviour, approaching wholeness behavioural sequences related to reproduction of species, with special reference to cannibalistic behaviour, observed both in laboratory and natural environment of the insect.
Sexual cannibalism in a facultative parthenogen: the springbok mantis (Miomantis caffra)
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Female springbok mantises cannibalize males with high frequency regardless of how well-fed they are, which suggests that sexual reproduction remains preferable.
Mating behavior of the mantid Ameles decolor (Insecta, Mantodea): courtship and cannibalism
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A courtship behavior of the male before mating is described for the first time and Comparisons with other taxa and explanations of courtship occurrence are given.
Sexual Approach in the Praying Mantid Mantis Religiosa (L.)
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It is concluded that males of M. religiosa can assess the activity state of the females and respond to this information by modulating their speed of approach, probably reducing the risk of being detected and possibly cannibalized.
Sexual Strategies of a North American ‘Tarantula’ (Araneae: Theraphosidae)
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The mating system of this Aphonopelma species may best be described as a type of scramble-competition polygyny, in which the ability of males to locate receptive females is an important determinant of mating success in males.
Complicity or Conflict over Sexual Cannibalism? Male Risk Taking in the Praying Mantis Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
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It is shown that males were less likely to approach hungrier, more rapacious females, and when they did approach, they moved more slowly, courted with greater intensity, and mounted from a greater distance, support the hypothesis of sexual conflict over sexual cannibalism.
Behavioral response of male mantid Tenodera aridifolia (Mantodea: Mantidae) to windy conditions as a female approach strategy
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The results indicate that male mantids were more active in response to wind, and suggest that the male's quick approach strategy toward females when the wind is blowing at short range is adaptive in reducing the risk of detection by females.
Calling behaviour in the female praying mantis, Hierodula patellifera
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The characteristics of the posture and the responsive behaviour of the males indicate that this female calling involves the release of sex pheromones.
Male mating behaviour reduces the risk of sexual cannibalism in an Australian praying mantid
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It seems that mounting from the rear of a female or slowly approaching her from the front, allows many males to go unnoticed and, therefore, substantially reduces the risk of sexual cannibalism in this mating system.
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