Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ootheca of Large Brown Mantid

29th December 2015

LARGE BROWN MANTID & IT'S OOTHECA

Large Brown Mantid (Archimantis latistyla) and Ootheca in our Mulberry Tree.  The Ootheca is like a spongey case made from materials produced by the mantid, in which it lays hundred's of eggs. The case becomes much harder once it drys.  I also noticed the Large Brown Mantid in the same tree not far from the ootheca.  I am keeping an eye on the case in hopes of seeing the young nymphs hatch.

J.G.

Ootheca of Large Brown Mantid (iphone photo)

Large Brown Mantid at Jarowair (iphone photo)

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