Went out to check on my sarracenia a few minutes ago when I saw a bug on my S. purpurea x rubra. Upon closer inspection, I had no idea what it was, so I rushed inside to grab my camera. Luckily for me, this bug was not easily spooked. It moved verrrry slowly, almost stalking around the developing pitcher. I could see it had some sort of appendage out front, but I couldn't tell if it was some sort of lancing mouthpart or what. Upon closer inspection through my macro lens I began to suspect I was looking at the front legs of a mantid.
Here is what I consider the money shot. Who knows what would have happened had these 2 insects been on the same side of the developing pitcher lid? This photo is definitely in my top 10 favorite shots.