6 Animals That Eat Their Mates

By Manish Choudhary

1. Praying Mantises 

Female mantises often eat their male partners, especially during or after mating. It helps the female get nutrients for laying eggs.

2. Black Widow Spiders

Female black widow spiders are known to eat their mates after mating, giving them the name "black widow."

3. Redback Spiders

Similar to black widows, female redback spiders may consume their mates, although not always.

4. Praying Mantis

Like mantises, female mantis species can be cannibalistic, eating their mates for nutrients.

5. Scorpions

In certain scorpion species, the female might eat the male if he doesn't escape quickly after mating.

6. Anglerfish

Deep-sea anglerfish have a unique mating strategy where the tiny male fuses onto the female, becoming a part of her and providing sperm while receiving nutrients.