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.



Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis sticker dead leaf mantis sticker Deroplatys insect
Sticker Ghost MantisSticker Dead Leaf Mantis

Choose your color, brown or green, for this awesome sticker!

A large sticker of a legendary species of mantis!



orchid mantis sticker pink Hymenopus coronatus Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Sticker Orchid MantisMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

The best orchid mantis sticker in the history of the world.

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! ~L4 nymphs. See video...



Buy African Twig Mantis Popa mantid Buy Heatpack Shipping Insect
African Twig MantisMantis Honey Sticks

Popa spurca

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). See video...



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. See video...



Cryptic Mantis Sibylla pretiosa Idolomantis diabolica pet Devil's Flower mantis
Cryptic MantisDevil's Flower

Sibylla pretiosa- another oddball favorite!

Idolomantis diabolica - If you don't know what it is, don't buy it. See details...




Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet Hierodula species mantis pet
Ghost MantisGiant Asian Mantis

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

Hierodula membranacea, a hardy, aggressive beginner's species. Medium sized nymphs.




buy live mantis Heterochaeta orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Heterochaeta Giant Stick MantisOrchid Mantis

A long, thin species with pointy eyes.

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




Rhombodera basalis mantis buy shield Creobroter gemmatus flower mantis
Giant Shield MantisJeweled Flower Mantis

Rhombodera basilis with the oval shield-shaped thoraxes. Young nymphs.

Creobroter gemmatus




Spiny flower mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
Spiny Flower Mantis

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi is the classic spiny flower mantis.