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Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Chikelue2000(m): 1:11pm On May 25, 2020
For humans and some animals, recreational intercourse can be fun. Even procreative intercourse among primates and some mammals is thought to provide pleasure for the participants.
But for some animal species, it can be a life or death affair. Imagine being killed because you showed a desire for, or immediately after intercourse with the opposite sex.
While this is a rare behaviour among humans, it is a lifestyle for some animals.
According to Wikipedia, this behaviour is believed to have developed as a manifestation of sexual conflict occurring when the reproductive interests of the male and female differ.
Another reason animals kill each other after sex is because their distinction between hungry and flirty is blurred.
The act of killing before, during and after intercourse is called sexual cannibalism.
Here are female animals and insects you probably didn’t know kill their male counterpart during or after intercourse

DRONE BEES

Drone bees are the male bees in a bee colony. In bee colonies, there are three types of bees: a queen bee, worker bees which are females, and drone bees which are males.
While these worker bees fly from flower to flower collecting pollen and returning home to the hive to make honey, the drone bees do not participate in collecting of nectar or pollen and they do not even sting. Their only interest is to mate with a receptive queen.
Drone bees are sometimes driven out of the colony by worker bees. This is to ensure that there is enough food for the queen, the workers and the bee larvae, or babies.
Drone bees’ only job is to mate with the queen so that she can lay eggs for future bees. Even when their job seems pretty much easy, the life of a drone bee is very difficult and short.
They do not live for more than 90 days. They automatically die when they mate with the queen bee. They mate with the queen while flying. If a drone bee succeeds in mating with the queen, the first thing that happens is that all of the drone’s blood in its body will rush to its endophallus and causes it lose control over its entire body.
What happens next is that its body will fall away, leaving a portion of his endophallus attached to the queen which helps guide the next drone in the queen.
Also, a queen mating yard must have many drones to be successful. Drone bees have bigger bodies than worker bees, but are usually smaller than the queen.

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER

This specie of spiders is notorious. The scientific name is Latrodectus and it is carnivorous with an average life span of 1 to 3 years. The male counterparts typically live for 1 to 2 months.
According to National Geographic website, its venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than that of rattlesnake’s. When it bites a human, it produces muscle aches and nausea. It also paralyses the diaphragm and makes breathing difficult.
While its bites can cause no serious damage, let alone death , it can be fatal usually to small children, elderly, or the infirm. Fortunately, fatalities are fairly rare. The spiders are nonaggressive and bite only in self-defense especially when someone accidentally sits on them.
The spiders, which are typically dark brown or shiny black in colour, have a red hourglass on their abdomen.
In mating ritual, these female black widow spiders devour and eat their male counterparts after mating in a macabre behaviour which explains the males’ short lifespans and also what gave the insect the name Black widow.

PRAYING MANTIS

Praying Mantis has saw like arms and alien eyes and they do not pose any threat unless it happens to be a gecko, insect, or hummingbird.
The females are frequently larger than males. Praying mantis courtship can be a dangerous affair. Females have been well documented biting off the heads and eating other body parts of the males that they mate with for nourishment.
Although, not all the praying mantis species cannibalise their mates, if the female is starving or if the male irritates her, she might engage in that behaviour.
A study published in 2016 found that female praying mantis species that exhibit cannibalism of their mates make a meal out of the males between 13 and 28 percent of the time.
They acquire amino acids that are then incorporated into the eggs they lay. Making them lay twice as many eggs after cannibalizing a male.

THE BACHELOR MIDGE

Midge is any small fly, including species in several families of non-mosquito.
The male Bachelor Midge suffers during copulation. During mating, the female sucks the blood from the male, causing its genital to break off inside the female. All for evolutionary benefit, because it prevents other males from impregnating the female. Ideally, the male sacrifice guarantees its offspring.

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Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by IceLip: 1:13pm On May 25, 2020
Fear woman female

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Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by BranddesignerH: 1:13pm On May 25, 2020
Hnmm
This is a striking finding
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Davash222(m): 1:17pm On May 25, 2020
All female creatures has same characteristics.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Enoch07: 1:18pm On May 25, 2020
na their way
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Enoch07: 1:18pm On May 25, 2020
IceLip:
Fear woman female
even dat guy wit cap dey contact
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Salvador1: 1:21pm On May 25, 2020
I think the female kills the male after the intercourse to avoid the male telling others how her kpekus take dey sweat. cheesy grin cheesy
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Goldencheese(m): 1:21pm On May 25, 2020
Very interesting.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by DanseMacabre(m): 1:23pm On May 25, 2020
Yeah, the black widow is the most infamous of the lot.


Most Nigerian/Nairaland feminists wish they have this superpower too.


Thank God they don't.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by kb83(m): 1:25pm On May 25, 2020
Nice write up keep it up.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Chikelue2000(m): 1:34pm On May 25, 2020
Where is lala when u need him?
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by samincredible44(m): 1:38pm On May 25, 2020
my ex girlfriend has almost the same characteristics.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Vyzz: 1:48pm On May 25, 2020
grin
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by etrange: 2:04pm On May 25, 2020
This is sexual cannibalism, some male species of bugs/insects do it too (though not as many as the female species). And for those guys above queuing behind wild animals and insect to bash their fellow humans (women), also read up on infanticide and see how a lot of male animals kill their babies as a lifestyle. Maybe we can also say "fear men"?
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by thundafire: 2:10pm On May 25, 2020
Our human ladies na
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Karlifate: 2:21pm On May 25, 2020
It's because they are not 'alfa' males.

Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Nobody: 2:35pm On May 25, 2020
etrange:
This is sexual cannibalism, some male species of bugs/insects do it too (though not as many as the female species). And for those guys above queuing behind wild animals and insect to bash their fellow humans (women), also read up on infanticide and see how a lot of male animals kill their babies as a lifestyle. Maybe we can also say "fear men"?

Why do you sound pained? Relax
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by rowland545(m): 3:14pm On May 25, 2020
So even for animal kingdom this people still want our head...how can someone waste his strength in making u cum ...after wards u turn back and kill him...

Aahhhh women fear God naa
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by LadyGCrueDKilaB(f): 4:39pm On May 25, 2020
wish I did though
men are only god for sex and once you get that, finish him
DanseMacabre:
Yeah, the black widow is the most infamous of the lot.


Most Nigerian/Nairaland feminists wish they have this superpower too.


Thank God they don't.
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by DanseMacabre(m): 4:42pm On May 25, 2020
LadyGCrueDKilaB:
wish I did though
men are only god for sex and once you get that, finish him


Hmmmmm. Why don't you mate with a diildo/vibrator instead and save yourself the stress
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by LadyGCrueDKilaB(f): 4:45pm On May 25, 2020
I'm not depraved like men who would not hesitate to mate with a non living thing
DanseMacabre:



Hmmmmm. Why don't you mate with a diildo/vibrator instead and save yourself the stress
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by DanseMacabre(m): 5:01pm On May 25, 2020
LadyGCrueDKilaB:
I'm not depraved like men who would not hesitate to mate with a non living thing

Wow. So going by your theory, by the time the men go extinct, who will be left for you to have sex with
Re: Four Female Insects That Kill Their Mate After Intercourse by Nobody: 5:32pm On May 25, 2020
FEMALE HUMANS too, especially nowadays Nigerian women.

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