Insects and flowers have a mutually beneficial relationship. Insects look to the beautiful flowering blossoms as a source of food to help them survive and thrive during their short life span. The visiting insects fly from flower to flower pollinating them as they go. The most well-known pollinator insects are bees and butterflies, but wasps, moths, flies and beetles can be pollinators as well. The praying mantis you see is a predator looking to make a meal of one of the pollinators.