Cool hitchhiker. I love seeing them, they've got some great camouflage though.
I found five adult mantids hanging out in a butterfly bush in Durham County this summer. I only noticed them when I saw a butterfly wing dangling & moving oddly before it fell to the ground. I looked closer and saw praying mantis hanging out near the flowers trying to catch butterflies. As I looked around the bush, I found four others hunting the same way. All I had was a sorry cell phone camera, so I've got no images to share.