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ootheca Tenodera sinensis
Anyone know what this is? It's flat on the bottom and does not have cones like a hive would. It s in my azelia bush.
wow thats so awesome- I did see a few very small green ones around the garden but I didnt realize that they were hatched from that.
Here on Long Island (pretty close to you), the Chinese Mantis oothecas in my yard hatched in the middle/end of May. It's possible that one or two may have hatched a bit earlier or later. They look like this when they hatch: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/404...The nymphs (babies) look like this for a little while after they hatch: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/422...After that, they grow and molt, you may find the shed skin in the garden: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/206...The nymphs will change color. Some will be green, some brown: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/168...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/381...Eventually, they will develop wings as adults and can look like this: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/216...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/215...The adults can fly, the males tend to fly more than the females. I don't think the females fly much once they are ready to lay their eggs (too heavy).Don't forget to update your spotting with the ID! :-)Hope this helps.
no problem .. how do i know when they hatch? What will it look like afterward and what will the the mantic look like??
I am certain that it is a Chinese Mantis ootheca! Thanks for adding the pictures.
i took a few more pics .
Oops, I forgot to add the link for the mission. All you have to do is join the mission, then edit your spotting. There is a dropdown list of missions that you have joined on the right hand side. Just click on it so the check mark shows up. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...
How does my submission get posted to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission? I will try to take a few better pictures when i get home - if I remember correctly, there were two.
Do you have any other views? I think this is most likely a mantis ootheca (egg case). Very likely from a Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis). Here are some pictures of similar ones: http://bugguide.net/node/view/267403http://bugguide.net/node/view/32141http://bugguide.net/node/view/902693/bgi...The shape will help determine the species so if you can get any pictures with different angles that would be very helpful.If you agree, this can be added to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission.
Spotted on Jul 3, 2014 Submitted on Jul 3, 2014
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