I spotted this Praying Mantis Egg Case on a tree limb while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I see lots of these and have always wanted to watch them hatch. I have one on a gate to my property that I plan on watching.

Eggs are encased in a frothy material produced by the female that hardens into a foam-like material. Eggs hatch in the spring.

Praying Mantis Egg Case
Praying Mantis Egg Case

How I Got The Shot – Mantis Egg Case

I placed my hand behind the egg case attached to a tree limb. I used a Fujifilm X100T camera that I was hand holding.