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Praying Mantis Egg case - Ootheca

Mantidae

Description:

Some kind of papery feeling insect case?

Habitat:

On the side if a plastic rain barrel

Notes:

Finely ridged on the surface

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hema
Hema 6 years ago
Praying Mantis Egg case - Ootheca
Mantidae


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4 Comments

John La Salle
John La Salle 6 years ago

Keep an eye on them - sometimes you get some beautiful little wasps (parasitoids) coming out instead of the baby mantids.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Is that what these are? I've seen them, but never knew who built/laid them. Learning something new every day. Nice spotting, Dee.

I agree with Lauren, this is an Ootheca (Mantid egg case).

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Mantid Egg Case?

DeeGremlin
Spotted by
DeeGremlin

California, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2015
Submitted on Mar 15, 2015

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