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Praying Mantis

South African praying mantis: Miomantis caffra Saussure, Order : Mantodea, Family: Mantidae
Size range: Length about 30-40 mm
Distribution: From South Africa
Life History: Predacious, catches insects
Variable in colour, green to brown. Usually hides under leaves. Egg case are fawn. When laid it is foamy like meringue, which then hardens