I'd been watching a praying mantis egg case on my kitchen steps all winter. A few days ago it disappeared, but I hadn't seen any babies. The babies are about 1/2 inch across. I showed a rather bad picture of one at A Diversity of Wildlife.
Apparently I missed that stage of these babies, but today I found a teenager on my kitchen door. Just one. Maybe he/she ate all the siblings. Yes, they do that. But I hope more of them lived.
They go through several nymph stages before they gain their wings as adults. No wings on this one yet, I think. The body is only just over an inch long.
Do you remember that I caught some flying around? See I Caught a Fairy
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