How To Identify A Praying Mantis Egg Case

IMG 2668 1024x768 How To Identify A Praying Mantis Egg Case

If you find a styrofoam-like bundle that looks like this on one of your plants you should count yourself lucky! This little garden find is the hardened egg case of a female Mantid.

Hallmarks of a Mantid Egg Case:

  • Firm spongy texture
  • Clearly visible layers
  • What looks like a seam running down the side of the case
  • A clearly round, or completely oval shape with tapered edges
  • The case is found attached to the stem of a flower, shrub or tree

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