Aside from the black widow, are there any other animals/insects/creatures that eat their mate...
Believe it or not, the black widow, while most well known for this activity, has never been observed eating her mates in the wild. That having been said, most female spiders do eat their mates, especially in species where the males are smaller than the females. Approximately 30 species of animals (this includes all spiders and scorpions) will eat their mates occasionally, but the most common examples of “spousal cannibalism” occur in spiders, scorpions, praying mantises, amphipods (sort of like shrimp), and the sea slug (Gymnodoris citrina). I hope this helps!
just about every male spider has to be quick to get away after the act, lots of female spiders are the first food of their brood. Praying mantis and probably loads of others.
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