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.

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Giant Shield MantisGiraffe Mantis

Rhombodera megaera with the oval shield-shaped thoraxes.

Euchomenella sp. are also called Long Neck mantises.



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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.




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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!




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Mantis Egg CaseSmall White Cube Net Mesh Cage

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

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



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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.



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Bulk Blue Bottle Fly PupaeMantis Habitat Kit

50 large blue bottle flies. Pupae that hatch into adult flies a couple days.

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



Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisOrchid Mantis

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! Young nymphs.

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.

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




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Chinese MantisSpiny Flower Mantis

Tenodera sinensis--the classic pet praying mantis.

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is the classic spiny flower mantis.