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Bordered Praying Mantis

Stagmomantis limbata


This female praying mantis had just finished laying her egg case (ootheca) when I spotted her on a creosote bush. The egg case was still foamy and moist-looking. I had just missed it! But I was happy to find her with her egg sack. Usually I find these egg cases already dried and empty so this was a neat find.


Franklin Mountains, Chihuahuan desert.

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

Please consider adding this interesting spotting to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Lat: 31.93, Long: -106.47

Spotted on Sep 17, 2015
Submitted on Sep 18, 2015

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