This as to be one of the most amazing creatures that i have come across while living in Thailand. They are not scared of humans, infact they like to be held. Their big eyes and the small black pupil follow your every movement. When you have one on your hand and you put a finger next to it's head it will rear up and start boxing with yer finger..Amazing...They remind so much of the movie ET.
Evidently after mating, the female eats the male, so I would not like to be reincarnated as a male Prying Mantis..LOL.
Jeff & Wan