Live Chinese Mantises, the Orchid mantis, Devils Flower, the Ghost mantis, Flower mantises and all other mantids require other live bugs as a food source including flies, moths, crickets or cockroaches. Please be prepared for your new live pet mantis and buy live feeder insects too. Our mantis care sheet is here. We are the oldest continuously running online store for live pet mantises on the internet, since 1997. All our mantises are captive-bred in the USA.

Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Ghost Mantis MaleLarge White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Phyllocrania paradoxa is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. This listing is for Males only!

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 17 X 17 X 17 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

$12.00

$14.99

Buy Heatpack Shipping Insect Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Mantis Honey SticksSmall White Cube with Sleeve

Energy packed, possibly medicinal honey sticks for pet insects. 100% pure, Grade A clover honey.

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 12 X 12 X 12 inch cubes. White with a viewing window and a sleeve for hand access into the cage. Zips closed. Click to see video on page.

$2.50

$11.00

house fly musca domestica pupae live buy Mantis Popup Mini Net Cage buy
Bulk House Fly PupaeMantis Popup Mini Net Cage

100 house fly pupae (like cocoons that hatch in a couple days).

A handy 6 inch tall by 5.5 inch diameter net cage. Great for pet mantises or field collecting.  Zips up, folds down, fits in pocket!

$3.00

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$7.99

Chinese mantis egg case buy Tenodera Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Mantis Egg CaseSmall White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Tenodera sinensis--egg case. Typically hatches 100+ nymphs. (Available November to April or so)

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 12 X 12 X 12 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

$6.00

$11.00

Mantis pets net mesh Cage mantis deco cube cage pet
White Rectangle Net Mesh CagePet Mantis Deco Cube Habitat

Medium sized net mesh cages. 13.5 X 13.5 X 24 inches tall. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

NEW! A beautiful 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5" tank, perfect for the young mantises we sell on this site.

$14.99

$16.99

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Buy Live Gongylus gongylodes Pet Mantis Wandering Violin buy blue bottle fly pupae
Wandering ViolinBulk Blue Bottle Fly Pupae

Gongylus gongylodes are very rarely offered.

50 large blue bottle flies (pupae that hatch in a couple days). In summer months they sometimes hatch on the way.

$19.99

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$3.50

mantis pet cage tank buy habitat pet Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet
Mantis Habitat KitGhost Mantis

A habitat enclosure for a young mantis pet for the first 3 to 4 months of its life. (does not include the mantis)

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. (Back around Saturday, 10/21)

$7.99

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$12.00

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Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisOrchid Mantis Subadult Male

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! L2/L3 nymphs.

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes. Subadult Males ONLY!

$14.00

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$30.00

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Thistle Mantis Blepharopsis mendica Budwing Mantis Parasphendale
Thistle MantisBudwing Mantis

Blepharopsis mendica is spiny, striped and very rarely available. Available as young L2/L3 nymphs. (back in stock end of October)

Parasphendale are very hardy/great for beginners.

$16.00

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$11.00

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Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis pet Creobroter gemmatus flower mantis
Chinese MantisJeweled Flower Mantis

Tenodera sinensis--the classic pet praying mantis. L2/L3 nymphs. (back in late Oct.)

Creobroter gemmatus L3 nymphs

$10.00

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$14.00

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Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Spiny Flower Mantis

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis. 

$13.00

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