Mantis egg case
About 4". Kihei Aquatic Center, by lockers.
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Mantodea: Mantidae). Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, VA 09 September 2012
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Mantodea: Mantidae). Veteran's Park, Prince William County, VA 20 October 2012
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Mantodea: Mantidae). Blandy Experimental Farm and Virginia State Arboretum, Clarke County, VA 18 November 2012
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis.
Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William County, VA 10 March 2013
In an apple orchard. Many hills. This was the only one I saw, but I would't be surprised to find more isolated in the area.
中華大刀螳 (Tenodera sinensis) hiding under the leaf of a White Jade Orchid Tree
The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to China. Around 1895 the species was imported to North America for biological pest control. Tenodera sinensis often is erroneously referred to as Tenodera aridifolia sinensis because it was at first described as a subspecies of Tenodera aridifolia, but Tenodera sinensis is now established as a full species.