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Praying mantis ootheca ? - Stagmomantis carolina

Praying mantis ootheca ? - Stagmomantis carolina
Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
June 29, 2013
Egg case on backyard fence.

I stand
by my assessment on this one. I'm not aware of any bark mantises in the U.S., unless Gonatista grisea, the lichen or grizzled mantis, is considered a bark mantis. Additionally, the contributor of this image has submitted several images of adult Carolina mantises over the years; they are definitely prevalent in his area.

I dont think its carolina. It
I dont think its carolina. It might be bark mantis

Stagmomantis carolina
The nymphs have emerged from this one.

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