With this being fall, and mantids everywhere now fully grown and easier to find, I browsed through recent Flickr photos with the tag "mantis" hoping for something interesting. I found this gorgeous fat female. She must be loaded with eggs. And I love her stubby little wings. Perhaps someday I will try to find out what species this is, but for now it's enough just to admire her.
My thanks to Rodolfoto for permission to post this on Bug Safari. Click on his name, or the photo to see his Flickr page, with 2 more views of this mantid.