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Mantodea - Ootheca
Egg-parcel or chrysialis found on a Pearl Plant/Ochrandenus baccatus, no idea what it is.
Low wadi in South Sinai, in November.
Thanks a lot, Mark, for the welcome!A friend (Bernadette Simpson) asked me to join already some while ago, and I did upload something, but aren't able to find it again, nor do I remember what it was. I'm not so used to this kind of pages, so was struggling first.However, LOVE the project and will try to use it more activly (and more accurate! :) ) And thanks a lot for the name! I wish I would have to possibility to go there again and camp next to it until they hatch, however, it needs a day 4-wheeling. Pobably even the bush might have disappeared until I go again, so alas, I won't see any madly running mini-mantis. Maybe some other day!
By the way are you having problems uploading or have you removed spottings? Our system says you have made 3 spottings but I can only see one.
Welcome to Project Noah. Mantid species is difficult to determine from the ootheca - unless you saw some adults in the area. It looks fresh because it is still almost white. Mantids being 'carnivores' aren't too concerned with the plant type. The hatchlings usually run around like crazy when they come out and rapidly disperse. You could put 'Mantidae' into the scientific name. Hope you enjoy the website - a great place to learn and share.
I think this is a mantid ootheca (egg case) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M...
Spotted on Nov 23, 2013 Submitted on Nov 30, 2013
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