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I was SO excited to find this is my garden yesterday! "Praying mantids typically lay their eggs in late summer or fall, and the young develop within the ootheca over the winter months. The foamy case insulates the offspring from the cold and provides them with some protection from predators. Tiny mantid nymphs hatch from their eggs while still inside the egg case." ~ThoughtCo.com
Spotted on a Butterfly Pea plant in my desert garden
Possibly belongs to a Giant African Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis) as I spotted several of these in the summer in my garden.
Spotted on Feb 20, 2019
Submitted on Feb 21, 2019
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