Juvenile insect in prayer

Found in a friend’s garden, captured (the insect, not the friend…) and brought back to my garden for the photo (I didn’t have my camera with me there). A juvenile praying mantis (i.e. not yet an adult). It was only about 35mm long, and you can see that its wings are still in an embryonic state.

For photos of the adult subject, see Visit of a Praying Mantis.