Caught a Mantis in the back yard this summer here in Washington State - in all my life going on 60, never seen a praying mantis in Washington State. I live on the west side of the state where its cold and wet a lot.... I think some one bought 100 of them for bug control in their back yard or something ... Quickly put together a 15 gallon fish tank home, it just died yesterday but not after laying its egg cluster a few weeks ago. Plan on getting a new one, or a small group of them as they come available. Have some questions, but will post them separately. Sure are fun to watch, curious ferocious little eaters they are.