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The World of Praying Mantids: A Question Posed, A Question Answered

Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Last summer you may have happened upon praying mantids mating. Hopefully, the male didn't lose his head. Which begs a question asked by a reader: How long after mating does the female lay or produce her egg case (ootheca)? "Usually it takes a week or...

Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mating pair of mega mantids, Plistospilota guineensis. These mantids are part of Andrew Pfeifer's collection in Monroe County, N.C. See the result below! (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
Mating pair of mega mantids, Plistospilota guineensis. These mantids are part of Andrew Pfeifer's collection in Monroe County, N.C. See the result below! (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Mating pair of mega mantids, Plistospilota guineensis. These mantids are part of Andrew Pfeifer's collection in Monroe County, N.C. See the result below! (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Praying mantis authority Andrew Pfeifer, who administers the public Facebook page, Mantis Keepers, captured this image of his Plistospilota guineensis ootheca. It's about the size of a large chicken egg. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
Praying mantis authority Andrew Pfeifer, who administers the public Facebook page, Mantis Keepers, captured this image of his Plistospilota guineensis ootheca. It's about the size of a large chicken egg. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Praying mantis authority Andrew Pfeifer, who administers the public Facebook page, Mantis Keepers, captured this image of his Plistospilota guineensis ootheca. It's about the size of a large chicken egg. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

You Gotta Love Those Praying Mantids!

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa

You gotta love those praying mantids! An orchid mantis and a ghost mantis fascinated visitors at the recent open house hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology.  Officers of the UC Davis Entomology Club displayed mantids from the collection of...

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati,secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa
A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:43 PM
 
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