We have had many years breeding Praying Mantids, which you will be happy to know, we are starting up again. This section is full of information on these strange, but beautiful creatures.
Banded Flower MantisTheopropus elegans
The Banded Flower Mantis is a small species, females reach 5cm and males only 2cm. Experience is recommended for this species due to their specific requirements.
Chinese Praying MantisTenodera aridifolia sinensis
The Chinese Praying Mantis is a large common mantis originating from China but lives in the USA.
Cryptic Praying MantisSibylla pretiosa
The Cryptic Praying Mantis is a small communal species that reaches an adult length of 4-6cm, females tend to be larger than males. They have a long thin thorax and distinctive projections from the head, prothorax and femurs.
African Giant Stick Praying MantisHeterochaeta orientalis
The African Giant Stick Praying Mantis is truly a giant Mantis species, adults reach an impressive size of 10-12cm. They look like sticks and will mimic twigs when disturbed by holding out their forearms.
African Lined MantisSphodromantis lineola
The African Praying Mantis is medium sized and typical mantis appearance. They range in shades of browns and greens depending on the species and humidity levels.
Asian Flower MantisCreobroter pictipennis
The Asian flower mantis; Creobroter pictipennis is a species of mantid very similar to the jeweled flower mantis; Creobroter gemmatus. With only the patterning on the wings being different.
Blue Flash MantisSphodromantis sp. Congo
A typical looking praying mantis that reaches adult sizes of around 6-8cm. It has green eyes and striking flashes of blue on it's front legs. A very nice species to keep!
Bud Wing Praying MantisParasphendale affinis
The Bud Wing Praying Mantis is a medium praying mantis from kenya with small bud wings.
Congo Green Praying MantisSphodromantis aurea
The Congo Green Praying Mantis is a stunning vivid green and has a typical praying mantis look.
Dead Leaf Praying MantisDeroplatys desiccata
Dead Leaf Praying Mantids mimic decaying, crumpled leaves in Malaysia hence how they get their name.
Devils Flower Praying MantisIdolomantis diabolica
Idolomantis diabolica is more commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis and is one of the biggest species of praying mantis out there. They are certainly the largest that imitate flowers.
Egyptian Praying MantisMiomantis paykullii
The Egyptian Praying Mantis is a small, slender species of praying mantis from Egypt. They range in colour from straw to green.
Ghost Praying MantisPhyllocrania paradoxa
The Ghost Praying Mantis is a madagascan praying mantis with leaf like projections on the legs and head.
Giant African MantisSphodromantis viridis
This species of mantis is native to West Africa. It has become increasingly popular among invertebrate keepers, due to its size and bright green colouration.
Giant Asian Praying MantisHierodula membranacea
The Giant Asian Praying Mantis is a large typical looking praying mantis from Asia.
Giant Indian Praying MantisHierodula grandis
The Giant Indian Praying Mantis is a typical looking giant praying mantis.
Giant Malaysian Praying MantisHierodula trimaculata
Giant Malaysian Praying Mantis, this vigorous eater is large and typical praying mantis apperance.
Giant Malaysian Shield Praying MantisRhombodera basalis
The Giant Malaysian Shield Praying Mantis is a large praying mantis with a shield, they originate from Malaysia.
Giant Rainforest Praying MantisHierodula majuscula
The Giant Rainforest Praying Mantis is Australia's largest praying mantis reaching an adult size of around 7cm. They are bright green with rusty red inner front arms and purple on the underside of the prothorax.
Griffin MantisPolyspilota griffini
Polyspilota griffinii, common name Griffin Mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Cameroon. Sadly there isn't much more information available on this species.
Indian Flower Praying MantisCreoboter Meleagris
The Indian Flower Praying Mantis is a small attractive praying manits from India.
Jeweled Flower Praying MantisCreobroter gemmatus
The Jeweled Flower Praying Mantis is the smallest of the Creobroter family with adults reaching 4cm in length. They have green wings with a yellow eye shaped pattern.
Johannesburg Praying MantisMiomantis sp. Johannesburg cf. caffra
The Johannesburg Praying Mantis reaches an adult size of 3-6cm which is large for a Miomantis species. Females are much larger and plump looking compared to the males that are light and slender in appearance.
Lime Green MantisTaumantis sigiana
A small mantis species that is a beautiful lime green colour.
Madagascan Green MantidTarachomantis alaotrana
A small and pretty species from Madagascar. They have brown and violet colour on the chest, head, and they have green legs and sides.
Madagascan Marbled Praying MantisPolyspilota aeruginosa
The Madagascan Marbled Praying Mantis is a large mantis with brown marbled affect all over the body and wings.
Malaysian Orchid Praying MantisHymenopus coronatus
Malaysian Orchid Praying Mantis, one of the most beautiful Mantids in the world.
Marbled Praying MantisHierodula parviceps
The Marbled Praying Mantis is a medium sized praying mantis with wings vary in colour, from a light brown pearl to a lovely blue pearl.
New Zealand Praying MantisOrthodera novaezealandiae
The New Zealand Praying Mantis is a very active small Mantis.
Peacock MantisPseudempusa pinnapavonis
The peacock mantis is quite a brown and ordinary looking mantis. Well that is until it does a threat display, and then you can see where this beautiful mantis really gets it's name from.
A number of Praying Mantids for sale which currently need care sheets writing up for each species. We have approx. four new species to offer!
South American Green MantisOxyopsis gracilis
The South American Green Mantis; Oxyopsis gracilis is a species of praying mantis native to South America. These mantis are of medium size with adult females averaging 3 inches in length and adult males being smaller.
Spiny Flower Praying MantisPseudocreobotra Ocellata and Wahlbergii
The Spiny Flower Praying Mantis is an attractive Mantis, similar species to Indian Flower Mantids.
Thailand Boxer Praying MantisAcromantis gestri
The Thailand Boxer Praying Mantis is a small Mantis - the front arms have a red/brown-banded affect.
Thistle MantisBlepharoppsis mendica
The Thistle Mantis is a stunning species originating from North Africa and South East Asia. These mantis are generally cream/beige in colour with green vein markings and stripes on their wings as adults.
Twig Praying MantisPopa spurca
The Twig Praying Mantis is a fascinating praying mantis that imitates a small stick.
Violet Metalic Praying MantisMetallyticus violaceus
This is a small communal species that prefers a warm environment. Although nearly black in colour when young, when they mature they are stunning iridescent colour.
Wandering Violin Praying MantisGongylus gongylodes
The Wandering Violin Praying Mantis, is one of the most bizarre looking Mantids in the world.
West African MantisSphodromantis baccettii
The West African Mantis has a similar appearance to the African Lined, however a dark blue to black mark is present on the forearms. They reach a size of 7 to 8cm and have a great appetite.