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Chinese Mantis Ootheca (egg case)

Tenodera sinensis sinensis


Tan colored, foamy looking egg case. Light weight with a firm texture. Potentially hundreds of baby mantids can hatch from these. The Chinese Mantis is an introduced species that has done very well in North America. They are a fairly large mantis and will catch and eat a large variety of arthropods and occasionally small vertebrates.


Tree on a woodland border along a clearing. The clearing is used as a garden area by the public with plots that have flowers and vegetables. Rockwood Park, Midlothian,

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2016
Submitted on Nov 10, 2019

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