Found in death throes on front step
they're so big in this season.
found near 獅子ヶ池 pond.
On the window. First one sighted on our property since we moved here over four years ago. So glad to finally have them around.
About 8 mm long.
This Chinese Mantis was flying around and then promptly landed upon the grassy thing in the photo.
Praying mantis was very calm when picked up