Watch for bugs coming inside with your Christmas tree: Ohio State University Extension Service
Nurseries that grow evergreens for the cut tree market are good environments for the praying mantis. When they lay eggs in the fall, it is not unlikely that the mantis will choose to lay eggs somewhere on the tree. The shaking, packaging and shipping will ...
‘Vicious’ New Kind of Praying Mantis Has Been Discovered
It is being reported that a “vicious” new kind of praying mantis has been discovered in Rwanda ... the scientists received another lucky opportunity when she ended up laying an egg case. This let the researchers study both the adults and the nymphs ...
Encourage good bugs for natural pest control
Dill, cilantro, and parsley are especially attractive to hover flies, lacewings, lady beetles and other beneficial insects, feeding the adults, which lay eggs that hatch ... The blobs are the egg cases of a praying mantis — one of the deadliest hunters ...
The praying mantis: biological pest control
Each praying mantis egg sac encloses about 200 eggs ... In the fall, the female will lay her eggs and encase them with a liquid she produces that will harden and form the sac. Females can produce between one and five walnut-size sacs, or ootheca.
Raising a praying mantis from an egg case
then the females will lay egg sacs in the fall that will hatch again in the spring. If you’re keeping one or more as a pet, you can feed them insects such as flies. They will even eat insects dangling from tweezers. Your praying mantis will need a water ...