Chinese Mantids

Asked May 2, 2019, 12:36 PM EDT

Should Chinese Mantid ootheca be left alone or should they be removed for not being native ?

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1 Response

You can leave the ootheca. Though Chinese mantids are not native, they are not populous enough to be a threat to our natural environment. As predators, they help get rid of some of the non-native pests, too.

Ellen