Going back in the archives to August 2012.
I must have been watering my black eyed susans and discovered this little guy.
These photo's were captured with my point and shoot so the quality is not the best but it gets you up close and personal with a praying mantis. They are so named because of their front legs that are often bent and held together at an angle that suggests prayer. They can swivel their heads 180 degrees to search for prey with 2 large compound eyes + three other simple eyes located between them. You can sorta see them on the last photo. Interesting critters.