I came home to find this cute mantis sitting on the patio table and just enjoying the cool weather.
Since I have never had the opportunity to capture a mantis before, grabbing the camera and shooting away was in order.
He, was the most patient and cooperative model.
By the way, if you are wondering how I know that it is a "he" and not a "she" well wonder not. Apparently the difference between "he" and "she" is the fact that the female mantis has 6 abdominal segments while males have 8.
Count them...how many do you see?