A case of Parthenogenesis in a mantid.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:Bragg, PE
Journal:Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society
Volume:46
Issue:356
Start Page:160
Pagination:160
Date Published:08/1987
Keywords:Parthenogenesis, Parthenogenetic
Abstract:

Parthenogenesis is recorded in a praying mantis.  [This species is subsequently identified in Bragg, P.E. (1989) (Bull. amat. ent. soc., 48(367): 242).]

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A CASE OF PARTHENOGENESIS IN A MANTID

Last year (1986) I bought a young praying mantid (I think it was a Miomantis species) and it duly developed into an adult female which laid seven oothacae. At Christmas three young hatched from one of the ootheca but died within a week due to my then ignorance in keeping them too dry. I have not been able to find any record of parthenogenesis in mantids.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith