Praying mantis egg case

Description
Praying mantids attach their foamy egg cases (known as oothecas) to twigs and other hard surfaces. Many tiny nymphs will hatch from one case. This one was collected in Macedonia by Major A. B. Gay.
Accession Loan No.
81/2003/1205
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
praying mantis egg case
Simple Name
insect: mantis: egg sac
Full Name
DICTYOPTERA: MANTIDAE: egg sac
Dimensions
length 70 mm; width 20 mm
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Gay, A B, Major ex coll.
Collection Town
Vergetor
Collection Country
Macedonia
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
MANTIDAE

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