|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1987|
|Authors:||P. E. Bragg|
|Journal:||Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society|
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.