This praying mantis has been living in the window box outside my sunroom for over a month now. That is at least the amount of time I have seen my fine friend. Goodness knows how long it was there before I noticed!
Interestingly enough, there was another and smaller praying mantis living in a different basket for a few weeks, but alas he/she is long gone.... Do you think this pet mantis of mine, who has grown incredibly lately perhaps ate the other mantis? It could be! That is one of their behaviors! Read more about my little friend here.