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 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. Click for quantity price discounts.




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).

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 Hierodula species mantis pet
Ghost MantisGiant Asian Mantis

Phyllocrania paradoxa is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. L2/L3 nymphs.

Hierodula membranacea is a classically shaped mantis. A hardy, aggressive beginner's species. L4, probable male.




Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Madagascan Marbled mantis pet buy
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisMadagascan Marbled Mantis

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

Polyspilota aeruginosa (Back on Saturday)




orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Hierodula multispina
Orchid MantisGiant Golden Hierodula

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

Some specimens of these Hierodula venosa will mature into beautiful golden specimens. 2nd instar nymphs.




Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis pet Indian Flower Mantis Creobroter pictipennis
Chinese MantisIndian Flower Mantis

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

Creobroter pictipennis are small, but beautiful flower mantises. 




Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Spiny Flower Mantis

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis.