The European Praying Mantis is Connecticut's official insect. It is native to Portugal.The name comes from the appearance of the prayerful position it assumes.
Hardly holy, the preditory insect in captivity is commonly a cannibal.
Yet, it does eliminate garden pests like beetles, but will eat helpful garden insects too.
It camouflages as a means of self protection.
Look deep into my big, green and flirty eyes.
Tall, green and handsome ?
Nice view from behind !