Orchid Mantis

Care of the Orchid Mantis 
  • Temperature range: 77 to 95°F (nighttime temperature of 65°F minimum)*
  • Humidity range: 60 to 80% RH
  • Feed L1-L3 nymphs fruit flies; feed L4+ nymphs and adults blue bottle flies, hoverflies, and butterflies.
*Glass enclosure recommended to maintain adequate humidity. Do not house these mantises together, as cannibalism can occur. Younger mantises (nymphs) require more ventilation than adults.

The orchid mantis has lobed legs that resemble flower petals. This is a nymph, not fully grown.

Molting is a delicate process that should not be disturbed.