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Subject: Praying Mantis Ootheca?
Location: Southeast AR
October 23, 2012 12:00 am
Found this on the side of my house and not sure what it is. I’m thinking it’s a Praying Mantis Ootheca but am not sure.
Signature: Christine R.

Mantis Ootheca

Hi Christine,
You are correct.  This is the ootheca or egg case of a Preying Mantis.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Arkansas

4 Responses to Mantis Ootheca

  1. Christine R. says:

    Can it be removed from the brick & relocated? Will removing it damage/kill the eggs?

  2. Christine R. says:

    I just noticed I used “prAying” in my late night submission. I was raised they are prEying mantis…I am sorry if I have confused anyone.

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