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I put a few praying mantis egg cases out on some forsythia branches, but a week later I noticed one missing and a day later all were gone. Any idea what could have happened? David


Praying Mantis Egg Cases Dear David,
If the egg cases were not tied to the Forsythia branches, they probably fell off onto the ground. Once on the ground, moisture, ants and other insects could easily destroy the egg cases. Next time, place nests about 3-4 ft up off the ground towards the inside of the shrub and securely fasten nests on the branches with twine.

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Linda K. Lillie is the President of Sprigs & Twigs, Inc, the premier landscape design and maintenance, tree care, lawn care, stonework, and carpentry service provider in southeastern Connecticut since 1997. She is a graduate of Connecticut College in Botany, a Connecticut Master Gardener and a national award winning landscape designer for her landscape design and landscape installation work.


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