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Egg Sack? - Iris oratoria

Egg Sack? - Iris oratoria
Tempe, AZ, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
November 29, 2008
Size: 1 1/4" x 1/3"
This is on my wall. Whats going to hatch? When?? I can't wait.

Egg sac of sorts.
This is the egg case of a mantis, possibly the Mediterranean mantis, Iris oratoria, but I'm not positive. Would 'hatch' next summer I imagine, though I wonder if those are not emergence holes down the center, in which case it has 'already' hatched.

Yes, it is an ootheca of Iris
Yes, it is an ootheca of Iris oratoria and it has already hatched.

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