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Mantis Ootheca

Mantidae

Description:

Long, brown egg sac on top of dead twig. I thought it was a dead caterpillar from a distance (see second image). I haven't seen such a long Ootheca before. My previous spottings were more wide and short. Different genus?

Habitat:

Top of dead bush in coastal scrub by Lake Hodges


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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice spotting!

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.07, Long: -117.07

Spotted on Nov 17, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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