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.

Sphodromantis pet mantis buy African Rhombodera megaera mantis buy shield
Giant African Mantis Black PointGiant Shield Mantis

Sphodromantis sp. "black points" apparently have little black dots on their bodies at maturity.

Rhombodera megaera with the oval shield-shaped thoraxes.

$12.00

$18.00

Buy Live Mantid Giraffe Long Neck Mantis Euchomenella Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Giraffe MantisLarge White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Euchomenella sp. are also called Long Neck mantises.

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

$18.99

$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.

$25.00

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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 paradoxa is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby.

$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

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. Won't last long!

$14.00

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$30.00

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Budwing Mantis Parasphendale Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis pet
Budwing MantisChinese Mantis

Parasphendale are very hardy/great for beginners.

Tenodera sinensis--the classic pet praying mantis. L2/L3 nymphs.

$12.00

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$10.00

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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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