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I just finally got home for the night. This guy was hanging out on my back stairs. He turned his head to me when I was trying to take the picture like I was the annoying bug haha. I see a lot of bugs living in the south states, but I’ve never seen a praying mantis this close! 

This is one of those species that make you realize insects really lack cognitive thought. If the males realized that the females will at times eat them when they mate, I can’t imagine the mantid species would carry on lol