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Is romantis dead?

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A male praying mantis is leaving, when he is called back by a female mantis.}
female: Hey! Where do you think you're going?!
male: Well, you're a female of the species, and it's well known that females eat males, so it's reasonable for me to assume that you're probably going to eat me. I'd rather that didn't happen, and a convenient way of me avoiding that is by not being here.
female: Well, thanks for *mantisplaining* that to me, you little @$#% ! Now I *am* going to bite your head off!
male: Ugh! I probably should have *manticipated* this.

The author writes:

Apparently the idea that female mantises (womantises? womyntises?) always eat the males after mating is not true.

I did my usual googling before doing this strip to see if the joke was at all original. I only found one "mantecedent".

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.