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African mantis mating

Gwenn Seemel
Femme fatale (African mantis)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

...and the sexual behavior of girls can be aggressive.

After mating, the female African mantis, along with female praying mantises of all kinds, often eats the male.

To learn more about the making of this painting, visit this article on my blog.