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.

Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Buy Heatpack Shipping Insect
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisMantis Honey Sticks

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

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




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Sleeved Small White CubeBulk House Fly Pupae

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.

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. Zips up, folds down, fits in pocket!

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



Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis mantis pet cage tank buy habitat pet
Small White Cube Net Mesh CageMantis Habitat Kit

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

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



Mantis pets net mesh Cage buy blue bottle fly pupae
White Rectangle Net Mesh CageBulk Blue Bottle Fly Pupae or Larvae

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

50 large blue bottle flies. Larvae/Pupae that hatch into adult flies.



European Mantis pet live religiosa Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet
European Mantis Ghost Mantis

Mantis religiosa have the classic mantis body lines. 3rd instars

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. ~2nd instars



orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Thistle Mantis Blepharopsis mendica
Orchid MantisThistle Mantis

White bodies, pink highlights, lobed legs, small horn above pointy pink-striped eyes.

Blepharopsis mendica is spiny, striped and very rarely available. Available as L3/L4 nymphs.




Budwing Mantis Parasphendale Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Budwing MantisSpiny Flower Mantis

Parasphendale are very hardy/great for beginners. 3rd instars

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis.