I am pleased to report that the prodigal Mantis has returned! And is three or four times the size. He/she hung out on our porch for a few hours then abruptly flew away to prey on things.
The Mantis alert is still in effect and there are still mosquitoes that need eating. If you again see this insect in question or any relatives of him/her please send them to Area 43 hungry and ready to kill pestilent insects.
That is all.
Lilongwe from Home