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Chinese Mantis

Tenodera sinensis

Notes:

"Where are all these baby praying mantids coming from?!", "Oh, the Christmas tree..."

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6 Comments

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 7 years ago

Ah! That had not occurred to me. Thanks for the input and the enlightenment. :)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Thanks for adding it! I was actually looking at the egg case when I made the suggestion. Chinese Mantids have a particular shape to their oothecae. If you look at the pictures on the link there are several images of egg cases for that species.

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 7 years ago

Added to you mission. Thanks for the id. I'm not sure if I can possibly positively identify them though by the image and because they were newly hatched.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Who would have guessed? Hah! Possibly Chinese Mantids, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10098

I would love to see this added to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 8 years ago

yes, that is the egg.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Is that the egg in the first and second photo ?

ulvalactuca77
Spotted by
ulvalactuca77

Middletown Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2008
Submitted on Nov 19, 2011

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