First of all, thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and offers of help, and the many pm's. Hopefully there may be light at the end of the tunnel, the next week or so will see whether I can make it to that light, or remain in darkness.
My upload this morning was taken last week, the very first young mantis that I have spotted this year.
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