praying mantis- This is the Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis (Pseudoharpax virescens). They’re really tiny – only growing to about 1 inch! Despite their small size, however, they’re apparently easy to raise in captivity.
female Arizona Mantid, "Stagmomantis limbata", on lily // by Bob Jensen. This beneficial insect grows up to around 3 inches long and is found fromTexas to Southern California, north into Colorado and Utah, south into Mexico.