Bug of the Week: Mini Praying Mantis Nymph Author RobertaPublished on May 16, 2018May 9, 20182 Comments on Bug of the Week: Mini Praying Mantis Nymph Back to the hollyhocks. The light is so lovely on the white flowers. Wait, what's that on the stem below the buds at the top? It is a tiny praying mantis nymph. Too cute. Have you ever seen a newly-hatched praying mantis nymph?