Hi Bug guys!
I found a nymph and an adult of this mantis, Empusa fasciata, on a hike to the south of Jerusalem, Israel last weekend (April 11-12). The common local name for it is the ‘Devil’s Mare’. I think the name suits it quite well, don’t you? Feel free to post them on your wonderful site!
Thank you for sending us your awesome Devil’s Mare images, and also thanks so much for sending each of your creatures as a separate email. We will post this for sure, and others when we are able.