Gonatista grisea (Grizzled Mantid) - imm.
 
 
 
Size: approx. 10 mm. Photo: 03/04/18, 1 pm.


It's March and my black truck is covered by a thick layer of yellow pollen. Nonetheless, I spotted this curious, little mantid. Also known as Florida Bark Mantid, this species makes its home in the Southeastern US, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Jamaica. As the latter name suggests, it is arboreal (tree dwelling), nymphs are wingless, and adults have a length of about 3.5-4 cm. 
 
 
bug guide (this photo):
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1496971
UF:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/grizzled_mantid.html