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swampfire

swampfire
Palatine, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2007
3:12 PM

Post #4277171

I am so glad that I saw your article...a large female visited us this summer in Palatine, IL...this is the first time I've ever seen one here and I've lived here 52 years. Obviously she was not alone. She left us with 3 ootheca's. 2 were laid on my autumn clematis and 1 in my plant room. We had brought her in, in Nov due to the 20 deg temp outside. Only days later she left us another bundle of joy. Sorry to say she also left us , but she would have perished those cold nights. We are keeping the ootheca's in the garage and plan on retuning them to the garden in the spring. We hope to enjoy them for years to come...how exciting!
Mary Ann

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



December 9, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #4277788

Mary Ann

So glad that you also have a mantis mother visiting you.

I hope that you can get to see the mantis babies emerge from the oothecas, presumably some time in the spring,

Kennedy

swampfire

swampfire
Palatine, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2007
2:51 PM

Post #4280382

Kennedy:

I will keep you posted. I just joined Dave's garden, this is a wonderful site for us nature lovers. My digital camera and computer is full of pictures of nature and all it's glory.
Great way to share .

Mary Ann
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



December 10, 2007
7:33 PM

Post #4281197

Mary Ann

If your pictures include photos of insects and other bugs, we are building a database of Bugs under the name BugFiles: http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/
and would love to have some of your images help to extend its coverage.

If you have difficulty identify bugs that you have photographed, we have a Bug and Insect Identification forum where help is available for identifying bugs from all over the world: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/bugid/all/

Kennedy

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