We have had a few Praying Mantis around lately. I would expect to see them in the garden, but I am finding them attached to external doors, and yesterday's visitor was on the deck and seemed intent to head towards the house. I guess it is warmer inside. Interesting fact - the female Praying Mantis can lay from 100 to 400 eggs at a time - I hope her labour pains aren't too intensive.
Here's yesterday's visitor. I have no idea if this is a male or female. I am not really into insects to the extent of picking them up. Just the thought sends me into a cold sweat