Stare at this picture for a while and see if you can spot the beast. Stare at it long enough, and you might see unicorns and rocket ships. It’s a mantis, probably a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis), that had been hanging around that grassy spot for a couple of months. It did not move far during that time, but was always a challenge to find. This photo was shot in October, 2014.