The science of insects, also called entomology, is downright fascinating. But until you drill deeper into information about a particular species, you can’t fully appreciate some of the characteristics of said insect. Such was the case as we examined our own state insect, the Carolina Mantid, and discovered a brow-raising fact about the creature.

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As it turns out, sexual cannibalism is quite common among many insect species. The Black Widow spider, for instance, didn’t get the name by coincidence!

Did you know a praying mantis is the official South Carolina state insect or this quirky fact about the Carolina Mantid? After learning this (and all things considered), as a human, it’s not so scary now knowing love can only break your heart.

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