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found this in my forest garden

 
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Does anyone know what this is? I have never seen this before and I don't want to open it to find out in case I kill it in the process.

Thanks,
Kris
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pretty sure that's a praying mantis egg case......many many beneficial mantises should hatch out of it in warming weather, if they haven't already.....provided it's left undisturbed....
 
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Thanks for the response. I get lots of spider egg sac in my yard but I've never seen a prey mantis egg sac in my life.

Diversity is slowly coming back and I even notice a few dragonfly larvae in my small pond I installed in late fall.

Kris
 
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Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
A small native species of beneficial insect
 
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Nice Find!

I have stumbled across a few of those in my days and never knew what they were either. Thanks for the responses, now i know something.

J
 
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad:
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