I believe this exquisite mantis lady is a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis). She was so beautiful, I wanted to keep her as a pet, but that’s gone poorly in the past, so I left her on a tree branch and wished her well.
Isn’t she perfect?
She’s dancing (please ignore my dirty thumb)
Please note that even with a voracious predator in my hands, I am covered in syrphid flies. (Said voracious predator did not eat any annoying syrphids)
Just hanging out
So long, mantis