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.
|Ootheca of Large Brown Mantid (iphone photo)|
|Large Brown Mantid at Jarowair (iphone photo)|