oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Maternal care displayed by mantids (Orthoptera)

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



As is well known, the females of the vast majority of species among the insects take no interest in their eggs after they have laid them. Maternal care is well developed in the social insects, but in other groups it is a rare phenomenon.

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