Phascination – Mantis Pod

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From above, all I see is an oak leaf.

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Ground-level and sideways, I spy the biggest mantis pod, or ootheca, I’ve ever seen. Mantis pods are easier to find at this of year when grassy foliage is dry and withered. I usually have the best luck in spotting them when I walk through sunny meadows.

5 thoughts on “Phascination – Mantis Pod

    1. When we are looking for them my husband and I always look for a brown foam tornado shape. They are terrific predator bugs and keep out unwanted bugs. I don’t want too many in my yard though as they will eat good bugs too…and of course they are cannibals…so it’s every mantis for itself. :/

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