I didn't buy Praying Mantis eggs this year and haven't seen any since moving to Lancaster, PA. But there s/he was sitting on my rosebush this morning when I watered. This insect will chomp its way through tons of plant pests for the entire summer. Hopefully, if she is female, a mate will find her before the summer's end. Unfortunately for him it will be his end as well as once he has impregnated her, she will grab him with her very strong front legs and eat his head. I have seen this happen and it is not a sight for the faint of heart.
But that is Nature for this particular beast, and it is fascinating.
Thank you Universe for giving me this wonderful insect today.