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.

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.



Buy Heatpack Shipping Insect house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Mantis Honey SticksBulk House Fly Pupae

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

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



Mantis Popup Mini Net Cage buy Chinese mantis egg case buy Tenodera
Mantis Popup Mini Net CageMantis Egg Case

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!

Tenodera sinensis--egg case. Typically hatches 100+ nymphs.



Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis Mantis pets net mesh Cage
Small White Cube Net Mesh CageWhite Rectangle Net Mesh Cage

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

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



mantis deco cube cage pet Buy Live Gongylus gongylodes Pet Mantis Wandering Violin
Pet Mantis Deco Cube HabitatWandering Violin

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

Gongylus gongylodes are very rarely offered.




buy blue bottle fly pupae mantis pet cage tank buy habitat pet
Bulk Blue Bottle Fly PupaeComplete Mantis Habitat Kit

50 large blue bottle flies (pupae that hatch in a couple days). (back later this week)

Everything you need to raise your young mantis pet for the first 3 to 4 months of its life. (does not include the mantis)



Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Ghost MantisMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

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

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




orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Rhombodera basalis mantis buy shield
Orchid MantisShield Mantis Rhombodera

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

Rhombodera extensicollis with the oval shield-shaped thoraxes.




Hierodula multispina Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis pet
Giant Golden HierodulaChinese Mantis

Some specimens of these Hierodula "golden" will mature into beautiful golden specimens.

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




Indian Flower Mantis Creobroter pictipennis Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Indian Flower MantisSpiny Flower Mantis

Creobroter pictipennis are small, but beautiful flower mantises. 

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis.