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!
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 .
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.