Praying Mantis, male (order Mantodea): Last week we shared a photo of a brown/tan colored mantis found by our summer campers. This week, we’ve got another mantis that we assume is also a European Mantis (Mantis religiosa), but as you can see, it is green. Their color ranges from light tan to the green shown here. We’re pretty confident that this one is a male. Even before a mantis reaches adulthood (notice the full-sized wings now covering the back), females’ abdomens will begin to swell with eggs. Photo by Erin Mills on 8/28/18 in Lolo, MT.