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Pupa? - Stagmomantis californica

Pupa? - Stagmomantis californica
Mendocino, Mendocino County, California, USA
October 19, 2011
Size: An inch or so.

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Manti baby
My mom Mantis laid 3 clutches in our home. She laid them at the end of October she died at the end od Dec. 1 of her clutches have started to hatch at end if Feb. She laid them by window so it stayed relatively cold.

Looks more like a mantis reli
Looks more like a mantis religiosa ooth


stagmomantis californica
californica mantis ootheca

Mantis religiosa
It looks like Mantis religiosa ootheca.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a praying mantis egg sac. =) We have had them all over our rosemary bushes and mums.

Egg sac
I brought it home and put it in a jar. I want to see it hatch. I wonder what the incubation period is? Of course I don't know how long it has been sitting.

I was told that if you don't leave it outside where it is cold, it will hatch prematurely and the babies will eat each other because there won't be any other food. One guy even said that he made that mistake and came home to HUNDREDS of baby mantises all over his wall and lamp. They got through window screen. If you leave it outside it won't hatch until spring.

Thank you. I will put it outside in a safe place and keep an eye. It looks like I have quite a wait!

Here in PA
They normally hatch in May. It's really fun to watch! =)

I have one that I found in our garden and am also waiting for it to hatch. I have it safely tucked away outside. I have never seen one hatch...I can't wait.

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