Found this guy lazing upside down in the sun…curious to know if it is a native ground mantid or praying mantid. (Mantis? ed)
Although many refer to a member of this group as a ‘praying mantis,’ mantis refers to the genus Mantis. Only some praying mantids belong to the genus Mantis. Mantid refers to the entire group. Mantids are very efficient and deadly predators that capture and eat a wide variety of insects and other small prey.