Aliens on Earth: macro pictures of praying mantises and bugs by Igor Siwanowicz
Don't you love the little tongue?
Devil's flower mantis
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider
female Arizona Mantid, "Stagmomantis limbata", on lily // by Bob Jensen. This beneficial insect grows up to around 3 inches long and is found fromTexas to Southern California, north into Colorado and Utah, south into Mexico.