How Much Does a Praying Mantis Cost?

A praying mantis is a type of insect that almost anyone will recognize because of its bent front legs that are held together resembling a “praying” position.”

Praying Mantis by twbuckner, on Flickr
Praying Mantis” (CC BY 2.0) by  twbuckner

How much does a praying mantis cost?

SpeciesAverage Cost (each)
African Giant$8
African Lined$8
Brown Shield$8
Dead Leaf$6
Ghost Praying$6
Giant Asian$7
Giant Golden$10
Giant Shield$15
Jeweled Flower$8
Madagascan Marbled$7
Malaysian Blue$7
Malaysian Dead$13
Samatran Gold$8
Twig Praying$7
Wandering Violin$12

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Average Reported Cost: $6

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  1. Joel (Villa ridge,  Missouri) paid $6 and said:

    I paid 6$ for hundreds of chines mantid’s go on eBay/amazon and search praying mantis egg case.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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