Insect and Bug ID forum: What is this thing???

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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
Oh! What's that?! ....oops...
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1hugaholic
Oct 14, 2016 9:42 AM CST
My co worker found this in her yard the other day. None of us know what it is. Some say it could be a praying mantis egg sack??

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Lord please let this seed not be a weed!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Oct 25, 2016 10:09 AM CST
It is!
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 25, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Very nice! You're lucky to have it. They do so much good!
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 26, 2016 10:03 PM CST
Yes, and they almost have personalities. We don't get to see them here in western Washington often. That is an amazing find. Congratulations.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Oct 27, 2016 9:34 AM CST
I think they do have personalities, Laurie. They are very cute to interact with. Of course that probably is anthropomorphism!
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Oct 27, 2016 9:42 AM CST
I wish we had them in the UK!
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Oct 27, 2016 9:48 AM CST
That's a shame you don't have them, Sue. Just for fun I checked and there is a company that sells them for pets! You could probably have an indoor friend! I think they aren't selling right now. Probably only in Spring.
http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/praying-mantis-for-sale.html
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Nov 4, 2016 6:25 PM CST
My egg cases usually don't open until June 8 to the 10 each year. The small babies are white and tend to eat each other. Yet every year I always find another egg case when I'm cleaning up in the fall.
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