I guess there was a hatch of an egg case in the yard, these guys are wreaking havoc on the aphids! This one is about 1cm long, just a toddler, but still a ferocious predator. Shot with a Sigma 105 macro.
The same mantis, this time in stereo. Slowly cross your eyes until the images merge, and you can see it in 3D. You should end up with three images in view, the center one as 3D. This was an accidental stereo pair, as I was moving about snapping pictures.