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Didn't get a chance to update last week. After the first round of hatching, the larvae huddled together. They stayed huddled together until all the eggs hatched. They stayed this way for about 2-3 days at which point a few seemed to venture off. Unfortunately because of their exceptionally small size, I was unable to track them visually. :( Someone suggested they may be looking for Spider Eggs to eat if they are Mantisfly larvae. I did find a spider housed just south of the eggs in the window tracks. I was unable to see eggs, but perhaps we can assume they were there? Since they've moved off, many different kinds of bugs have appeared at the window... maybe to feast on them? Alas... I have no way to track them further and will simply have to wait and see if I suddenly find Mantisflies in my yard or around my house, where I have seen none in the past.

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2 Comments

momsavang
momsavang 3 years ago

Someone else caught a whole mantidfly laying and hatching cycle... I think these might be the same although not sure if green mantidfly is in GA, but we do have brown mantidfly
https://bugguide.net/node/view/868636

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Photo No. 2: is a beautiful photo, and a colorful photo....

momsavang
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momsavang

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2018
Submitted on Feb 19, 2018

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