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Question of the Week: Praying Mantis

Last week the question was:  What predatory insect is hiding in this photo? There is a praying mantis hiding in this photo.  These are great predators of lots of different insect and can be found all over South Carolina.  The … Continue reading

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Question of the Week – Mantis

Last week the question was:  What is this insect? This was a pretty easy one.  Most folks are familiar with the South Carolina state insect, the Carolina Mantis.  Mantids are great predators and feed on a variety of insects.  They … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Ootheca

Last week the question was:  What is this? This is a praying mantis ootheca (egg case).  An ootheca can contain as many as 300 mantis eggs is made of a frothy secretion that hardens to protect the eggs.  Once the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Praying Mantids

Last week the question was:  What are these? These are immature praying mantids that have just hatched out of their ootheca (egg mass).  Praying mantids are beneficial insects and are valued as great predators of a large number of other … Continue reading

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