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Must have come inside with dry clothes. Had laid an egg case on washing.
Pretty sure this is the native California mantis, but may be an exotic?
Hembra Adulta / Adult Female
It was on a fence near the pool.
Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.
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