Praying Mantis Egg Cases contain up to 150 eggs. Praying mantis is a fierce and fascinating predator that is large and easy to observe. Notably, the praying mantis has a life cycle that demonstrates incomplete metamorphosis.
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis. Viable mantis egg cases (ootheca) containing up to 150 eggs. The praying mantis is a fierce and fascinating predator, large and easy to observe. Egg cases are deposited in the fall and the nymphs hatch in early spring. The praying mantis is notable for a life cycle that demonstrates incomplete metamorphosis-developing from egg, to nymph, to adult. Only available January through June 1. A state permit is required to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.