European Praying Mantis Egg Cases


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The European Mantis (Mantis religiosa) is a mantis species originally from Europe but has established itself in North America. The European mantis was imported from Europe to North America in the 1600’s to combat plant pest insects. It is seen as the archetype of a mantis. The European Mantis posses no ecological threat.

Their favorite meals include: Crickets, Grasshoppers, Moths, Locust, Caterpillars, Flies, Cockroaches and other pests.


2 Eggs
3,000 sq. ft.


NaturesGoodGuys (a.k.a. Soldier Bugs) Live Praying Mantis Egg Cases are a must have for any Organic Garden or Bug Friendly Person! Praying Mantises can be used in vegetable gardens, greenhouses, indoor grows, on trees, shrubs, ivy anywhere pest exist, or kept as pets. These beautiful insects are known to have a voracious appetite. They are strictly carnivorous and feed on almost all insects.

Simply place your package of Mantis Egg Cases in a warm area out of direct sunlight and check every few days for hatching. The egg cases will need approximately 70°F for 2-6 weeks to hatch, however, they can sometimes take up to 12 weeks, depending on when the female laid the eggs. Release the baby mantises as soon as hatching occurs.

Attach the egg case to a twig or place in the crotch of the plant about 1 to 2 feet off the ground. When hatching, the young crawl from between tiny flaps and hang from silky threads about 2 inches below the egg case. Once the egg has hatched, it does not change in appearance! The well camouflaged babies will disperse within an hour.