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Baby Mantis - Tenodera sinensis

Baby Mantis - Tenodera sinensis
Oak Park, IL/Backyard, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 10, 2013
Baby mantis from our just-hatched ootheca; ootheca courtesy of John Balaban, best teacher ever!

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Baby Mantis - Tenodera sinensis Ootheca1 - Tenodera sinensis

Thank you for the images. This is a Chinese mantid nymph.

Do you have a picture of the ootheca? It will help to positively ID this little guy.

Just posted two pics of the ootheca. Let me know if quality not good enough, in which case I can try to take another shot tonight (assuming a squirrel or bird hasn't made off with it).

A great bug
and a dedication on top of it! Wow!

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