cocoons on pecan tree
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona
November 15, 2010 12:48 pm
Found several of these on our peecan tree and wondered if they will harm the tree.
Signature: Cathey in Cottonwood AZ

Mantis Ootheca

Hi Cathey,
this is the Ootheca or egg case of a Preying Mantis.  We cannot tell you what species this is without doing some research, but perhaps one of our readers knows which Arizona species has an Ootheca that looks like this.

How AWESOME!!!! Thank you!!!

Location: Arizona

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