What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Can you identify this tree borer by the egg sack?
Location: Omaha,Ne
January 27, 2014 11:06 am
Hello, I recently took a new job as a groundskeeper after many years doing landscape work. This property has a tree borer that I haven’t identified before. Can you help me identify it by the egg sack? Picture attached.
Thank you so much!
Signature: Nick

Preying Mantis Ootheca

Preying Mantis Ootheca

Hi Nick,
While we are not disputing that you may have some type of borer on the grounds, both of the images you have attached are of Oothecae or Egg Cases of Preying Mantids, and by all accounts, they are considered beneficial predators.

Preying Mantis Ootheca

Preying Mantis Ootheca

Cool! That’s actually really good to hear. I have over 50 sugar maples that look like they have been shot with buckshot. It’s nice to know Mother Nature is trying to fix the situation for me!
Thank you vey much! I appreciate your time
Nick

Hi again Nick,
Should you happen to get a photo of the Borer, we would glady give a try at identifying it for you.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

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