Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Red Car Property: Mantis Ootheca On California Black Walnut Tree

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 19, 2015.  An inch long praying mantis ootheca, or egg case, is attached about 11' up in the California Black Walnut Tree at the Corralitas cul-de-sac entrance to the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Hundreds of tiny praying mantis will hatch from this egg case.  Praying Mantis are a beneficial insect that help control pests.

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