This "little guy" was in my drying glads. When I moved the sack, he (she) jumped out and scared the living heck out of me!
CLOSED: Look who was waiting for me!!!!!
They are so cool! I've seen two this last month- the first ever in my life! That is a terrific shot!
Carlab68, I did a little research, Chinese Mantis, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis: http://www.cirrusimage.com/mantidae.htm
Margaran, Thanks. I sat there for about a half hour just taking pictures and watching HER. Awsome creature! I kinda 'directed' her away from the walk area on the porch so no one would step on her. Yes, it's a female from the quick research I did. Females are larger and not as brightly colored, like birds.
Htop, I don't know about 'cute.' LOL Definately a beauty in the mantis kingdom!
Also, apparently a garden 'GoodGal.'
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