I haven't spotted many mantids this year, so was glad to see this lassie pay a visit to the plants on my balcony at the weekend.
This upload is dedicated to another ePZ member who is celebrating his 50th birthday today. He has asked me not to mention his name, which I will respect, but he is a much loved member, who suffers a lot of 'downs' throughout his life, so I hope these couple of mantis captures will raise his spirits a little.
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