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.

Neodanuria bolauana buy giant twig mantis Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Giant African Twig MantisMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

Neodanuria bolauana is a large twig mimic.

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! ~5th instar. 



Sphodromantis pet mantis buy African Buy Heatpack Shipping Insect
Pleasing Flower MantisMantis Honey Sticks

Galinthias amoena is a flower mantis from Africa.

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.



Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Ghost MantisOrchid Mantis

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. ~3rd instars

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




Budwing Mantis Parasphendale Hierodula multispina
Budwing MantisGiant Golden Hierodula

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

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




Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis pet Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Chinese MantisSpiny Flower Mantis

Tenodera sinensis--the classic pet praying mantis.

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis. ~4th instar.