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African Mantis Egg Sac

Sphodromantis viridis


2 cm - light brown


Found on lavender leaf in garden.


Seemed really fresh.

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Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 6 years ago

I cant. I do not have much of an idea.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

What would you suggest it is then Mr. Goldfish?

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 6 years ago

I have seen oothecae of different species of Sphodromantis and they looked very different from this.

Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Each ootheca produces up to three hundred nymphs when it hatches - can you believe that! Amazing!

alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Wat a pretty egg sac. I wonder how many mantis tholds.

Smith Zoo
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Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.40

Spotted on Nov 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012

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