Praying Mantis Eggs
Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)
make very entertaining and highly functional garden pets. The Praying Mantis
will eat your garden pests all summer long.
A growing mantid
will eat leafhoppers, aphids, mosquitoes and then move onto larger insects such as beetles, spiders, moths and grasshoppers. One generation of mantids mature over an entire summer to adulthood. In the fall, female mantids will lay their eggs on sticks and undersides of leaves and die approximately 3 weeks later.
As an organic insect control method, the Praying Mantis
is very effective. A single Mantid
can eat up to 16 crickets per day and consume over 21 different species of insects.
Many people also keep the Praying Mantis
as a pet.
One egg case
hatches 100-200 mantids.
Ships Dec- June