ID'd by Fermi as the egg sack of a praying mantis

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Pauline

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ID'd by Fermi as the egg sack of a praying mantis
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:45:29 AM »
I don't even know where to start looking...








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« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 05:26:12 PM by Alisdair »
An amateur and a complete novice in mediterranean stuff, attempting to establish a garden in Andros, Cyclades, Greece. We're about 45m above sea level. Steep learning curve? Vertical straight line.

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Fermi

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Re: ID if possible, please
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 01:34:28 PM »
It looks to me like an egg case of a Mantis
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Pauline

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Re: ID'd by Fermi as the egg sack of a praying mantis
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 09:44:20 AM »
Wow! Thank you!  Off to do some homework (now I do know where to start).  :)
An amateur and a complete novice in mediterranean stuff, attempting to establish a garden in Andros, Cyclades, Greece. We're about 45m above sea level. Steep learning curve? Vertical straight line.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: ID'd by Fermi as the egg sack of a praying mantis
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 12:33:48 PM »
I find these things frequently in the garden, usually on prunings just as they disappear into,the shredder, but I've never seen an actual praying mantis so I had started to doubt if that's what they really were. If Fermi says so though I'm convinced!
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece