Many people that the black widow always kills her mate, but the females may occasionally kill the male and eat them. When this happens it is an “exception, not a rule.” I found a website that shows that some types of scorpions, spiders, and praying mantis eat their mates.
The female praying mantis kills her mate after mating.
In addition to the Praying Mantis and the Black Widow Spider, other females that kill their mates include:
the Silk Spider
the Sagebush Cricket and
some Amphipods (shrimp-like creatures)
Approximately 30 different types of animals (mostly insects) will sometimes kill their mate after copulation.
Fun Fact: The male honey bee actually has his genitals explode inside the female. It acts as a “plug” to prevet other males from copulation.
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