Thursday, October 25, 2012

Praying mantis and canibalism




This lovely insect was these days near my bed.
Of course I did not miss the chance to make a photo of it.
It is amazing that the female eats the male alive after
mating, always starting from the head.

I recommend that you watch this video on full screen mode.


 
Dieses liebe Insekt war diese Tage in der Nähe meines Bettes.
Natürlich habe ich nicht versäumt, es zu fotografieren.
Dazu muss ich noch bemerken, dass das Weibchen nach der
Befruchtung das Männchen lebend auffrisst.
Immer schön vom Kopf beginnend…

Dazu noch dieses Video (bitte auf full screen stellen) !!


 
Αυτό το υπέροχο έντομο ήταν αυτές τις μέρες κοντά στο κρεβάτι μου.
Φυσικά δεν έχω αμελήσει να το φωτογραφίσω.
Το περίεργο είναι, ότι το θηλυκό μετά την
γονιμοποίηση τρώει το αρσενικό ζωντανό.

 Πάντα ξεκινώντας από την κεφαλή.

Για να δείτε αυτό το βίντεο (κάντε κλικ για πλήρη οθόνη)!



27 comments:

  1. Okay, deren Speiseplan finde ich zwar recht gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber so rein optisch ... unheimlich faszinierende Geschöpfe!
    Und das Bild ist einfach großartig! So zerbrechlich und erhaben zugleich ... wow! Wundervoll!!!

    Liebste Grüße,
    Sonja

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  2. Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία!Αλλά καί η ιστορία πού ακολουθή!Ωστε τόν τρώη?Wow!!Σέ ευχαριστώ Μόνικα γιά τήν επίσκεψη!Φιλάκια!

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  3. Kannibalen hielt ich ja für längst ausgestorben, doch ist das wohl ein Irrtum...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  4. Females eating males alive ?

    Understandable .. under the cicumstances! lol !!!

    Aνάληψη "κινδύνων" ?

    Lovely photo, Monika ..

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  5. Monika this is an excellent photo, I'll pass on the video but thank you for the post. I think that it's odd the female would actually eat the male, but that's just the way it is. Thank goodness us human beings don't go through the same rituals, the men I'm sure would be more reserved! lol

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. wow..i had to delete that..so much wrong spellings!I love the photo!soo green and fresh!!so she eats him??hmmm..well maybe she nede some proteins..heh heh..but well captured and nice words you have put to it!

    Kisses to you Monika:)

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  8. Eine tolle Aufnahme die dir da gelungen ist!!!! Immer wieder faszinierend was die Natur so erschaffen hat. Danke dir auch für das tolle Video dass du noch dazu gefunden hast. Ein klasse Bericht mit fantastischen Aufnahmen.

    Wie war das noch??? Nach dem Essen sollst du rauchen oder einen Mann gebrauchen *hüstel* Die Weibchen machen es halt ohne Rauch anders herum :-))))))

    Liebe Abendgrüssle nach Athen *wink*

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  9. Mano, Nova, lachlachlach!!!!
    Da haste was in die Gange gebracht..grins..

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  10. καλησπέρα φίλη μου...

    "Το περίεργο είναι, ότι το θηλυκό μετά την
    γονιμοποίηση τρώει το αρσενικό ζωντανό..."

    το... περίεργο που είναι; (αστειευόμενος)

    απίστευτη φωτογραφία! ένα γλυκό φιλί σου στέλνω Μόνικά μου...

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  11. In your bed? God! I don't like nothing that insect... is so strange :-)
    But... you captured him very well

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  12. So, why is she not called a "preying" mantis?

    You have some unusual playmates, Monika. Nice photograph, but, maybe, you should not get so close to her ....

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  13. It seems that males are only good for mating with and useless from that moment on! The mantis, obviously, have become aware of this and act accordingly! We are lucky our females still think we are useful! :-)

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  14. hi sweet monika,

    very interesting video and brilliant photo too. i have read about that insect and i 've been always fascinated by them. oh, mother nature's little creations!

    hope you have a great weekend!

    big hugs!
    xxx

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  16. Χαριτολογώντας θα πω, η φύση ξέρει...
    Καλό απόγευμα :)

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  17. Meine Beste,

    das ist wundervoll..., ich liebe solche Aufnahmen...
    die Natur ist eine Zauberin, lächel...

    herzlichst
    umarmt dich
    deine Rachelako

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  18. The photo is amazing! ...the praying mantis always makes me thing of aliens somehow :)

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  19. Monika, she is beautiful and graceful. I always like to watch a praying mantis. They move sometimes slowly and then they stop for a while.

    Beautiful macro of this creature!!!

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  20. Love it, the Preying Mantis photo is fantastic.

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    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ✿✿彡

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  22. Muy buena foto y un video certero.

    Besos ;-)

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  25. This is an amazing macro!
    Beautifully done.

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  26. Lovely to discover your blog and I always find the praying mantis an interesting insect.
    You have captured the photo well.

    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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