An interesting hitch-hiker

We had a hitchhiker on our truck this morning as we drove to Kahului. I thought for sure he'd get off, but he hung on all the way to Costco, carefully guarded the truck while I did my shop, then continued on with me to the Lowe's parking lot... At Lowe's I finally helped him off the truck and onto a bit of grass. He must have really sticky feet to hang on that well.

What is it? A 3+ inch preying mantis. He sure is cool. He eats bugs and apparently organic farms use these guys for pest control. Not sure why he liked my truck, though.

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