Hymenopus coronatus (known as orchid mantis) is from Malaysia, Indonesian & Sumatran rain forests. These mantises thrive in humid, warm areas of south Asian rain forests. These can be found on papaya trees, orchids, or frangipani trees w/flowers.
The Praying Mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer ~ and the enhanced facial features of this photo make it look almost human. My favorite bug ever!