I have been out on an insect hunt this week.
I have been looking for newly emerged Cicadas, which I think are beautiful.
Thus far I have only found the split skins/shells
from their molting hanging on the underside of leaves.
I did stumble upon a Mantid in the garden.
It saw me and quickly skittered to the underside of the leaf.
I love watching their heads turn.
I was happy to see this beneficial garden resident.
Just another reason I do not use pesticides. I cannot poison my friends!