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In the spring I look at the trees making sure the progression of leaf buds are coming along, especially on the trees we planted last year. Deep within hoping they made it. While doing a walk about I noticed, on an overcast day…what appears to be a cocoon of sorts.
Sleuthing ~~ What’s That Bug? Camera in hand then a dash for the Audubon Book on Insect 's …double confirmation using site from the Internet I have concluded that is is highly likely we have a CASE.
In Fall, the female builds cocoon out of something like paper mache and lays her eggs inside. The cocoon over-winters and the eggs hatch out in spring. The frayed material dribbling out of the left side of a cocoon indicates a successful hatchout.
I am guessing it is a Mantis home
...I think it is a wonderful work of Art...
~~ ~~Mother Nature is Awesome! ~~
Have a Splendid Weekend