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Garden Mantis Ootheca - Orange County, CA - Stagmomantis californica

Garden Mantis Ootheca - Orange County, CA - Stagmomantis californica
Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA
February 11, 2018
Size: ~3 cm
Found on an ivy branch (bottom shown at the top of the image here) on the NE side of my property. The wall the ivy was climbing was low, shaded almost all day as it's angled perfectly for the shadow of the house as well. The nymphs hatched and they were bright green, and I released them in the garden. I've seen adults this last September with the same coloration, as well as the brown variety. I'm not sure what species they are though.

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Stagmomantis wheelerii, ootheca
Stagmomantis [californica] wheelerii, ootheca

“Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada”
https://www.researchgate.net/project/Praying-Mantises-of-the-United-States-and-Canada

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