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Q.Praying Mantis Egg Sac In North East US

Zone 06082 | JinWL added on October 6, 2021 | Answered

Hello, I have been admiring a handsome PM outdoors in my garden that I affectionately named Vlad but it seems Vlad is a Vladmira! Also I found an egg sac in one of the shrubs in my front yard. The shrub is not very thick at all and he / she has spent much time in that area over the past month. My question is we live in the North East US and as we know the winters can be brutal. How or what should I do with this egg sac if anything to protect it from the brutal winter? The location of the shrub is right next to the driveway where it will eventually be covered with mounds of snow. Thank you for any assistance!!!!!

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Answered on October 7, 2021

They are adapted for outside life, and they will do just fine out in the elements. This article will offer information should you decide to care for them, yourself:


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Answered on October 7, 2021

Thank you for your reply, I also realize the weather will have a break & we are going to have a week of unseasonably warm temps in the mid high 70's and the sac is in full sun. Will they begin to develop too quick in that environment?

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