I became a big nerd when watching the Praying Mantis in my backyard. I had one in my mint plants and another by my Black Eyed Susans. Toward the end of summer, they appeared in large amounts in my basil plants. The Thai Basil was especially popular, it was like Vegas with constant hooks ups. They seem to be disappearing with the arrival of the cooler temperatures. But, I did spot one on the eggplant, yesterday.
Playing with Praying Mantis
4 responses to “Playing with Praying Mantis”
I think it is a praying mantis egg case for sure. Check out these pictures from google…
How cute are they…I wish I had them here…can’t find a one down this far south!!!
Definitely mantid eggs. Looks like you have Stagmomantis limbata, a beautiful, big mantis found in California and the Southwest.
Love, love these pics. Reminds me what a little Discovery channel there is just in one’s back yard.