Mantis egg cases

Asked May 9, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

I went looking for egg cases today (May 9) and believe to have found some that have not hatched yet. Is there a way to tell if a case has hatched yet?

Wayne County Michigan praying mantis

1 Response

Dear gardener,

The babies eat their way out of the case, so there should be signs of this. Perhaps the photos here will give you some clues: https://www.landrethseeds.com/newsletters/Volume%207/Issue%204-Praying%20Mantis/Garlic.html