I think he is praying and smiling...I am also.
Praying Mantis have triangular heads,
poised on a long "neck", or elongated thorax.
These are typically green or brown,
this guy was both!!
Mantis can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings!!
The adult female sometimes eats her mate,
just after - or even during - mating!!
Now that's interesting!!
These photo's were taken on October 6, 2011, during a visit to the Manasquan Reservoir.
I am having an exacerbation of my Multiple Sclerosis,
I've had two seizures and my legs are not working,
otherwise, I am dandy!!