גמל שלמה מתפלל
"I took this picture on 11/16 at about 7:30 a.m. It was in the middle of a very windy 36 hour period, as you may remember -- i think the wind direction was from the north-northwest. The sky was clear and sunny. Temperature in mid-50's F.
"I've lived there more than 17 years and do not remember ever seeing a mantis anywhere in my neighborhood, let alone in/on my house or yard, before.
"I didn't get a chance to measure it, but would guess it was 4 1/2 inches in length, not counting the antennae."
- James Gilson
Observation and photo by James Gilson.
This Mantis egg case that is attached to a willow branch was found on the ground where the tree recently came down from high winds. I'm not sure if the babies are still inside, so I placed case in safe location.