Praying Mantis

  • Praying Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) are beutiful insect that have a voracious appetite. They help to control garden insect pests the organic way. They are strictly carnivorous and feed on almost any insect of a size it can overcome.

     

    In the fall the females produce edd cases. She deposits the eggs in a frothy secretion that hardens t protect the eggs from predators and severe winter climates. The egg cases are attached to twigs, leaves, fences, etc. and may contain 50 to 400 eggs with an average of about 200.

    When hatching, the young crawl from between tiny flaps in the cases and hang from silken threads about 2 inches below the case. After drying out, the long-legged young disperse into the vegetation leaving little, if any, evidence of their hatching has occurred unless the elusive, well camouflaged young are found. The egg case does not change in apperance in any way.

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