It's pretty busy around the gardenia bush these days. Mr. Preying Mantis also got caught in my watering, and gave me the evil eye.
He slowly went under a leaf, being camera shy, but I just rotated the leaf and got a shot of him anyway.
This second shot really shows how well they blend in.
He is SO welcomed in my garden. And I hope there is a Mrs. Preying Mantis somewhere too.
I'll be looking for an egg case, and hoping for...
(hmmm, let me think, what would be a good collective noun here for lots of preying mantis? Ahhh, I got it!)
....a MIRACLE of Preying Mantis.