Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa

(7 customer reviews)


Out of stock


The ghost mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa has a scientific name almost as cool as their worldwide common name “ghost mantis.” These are really a kind of flower mantis disguised as a dead leaf mantis. If that isn’t confusing enough, they blend all the traits of all other popular hobby mantises with their flanged legs, wide shield-like pronotum behind their heads, crowned or crested heads, leafy flanging on either side of the abdomen and cryptic, dead leaf coloration. Individuals are usually a medium brown color, though green and dark brown specimens are not uncommon. They don’t differentiate in coloration until they approach maturity and we sell them young before they start to show these colors.

They are renowned for being one of the only mantises that can be kept communally with little risk of cannibalization.

Offered as approximately L2/L3 nymphs (have shed their skin about one or two times) and are feeding on house flies or fruit flies (related products, below). $14 each

Click here for our mantis care sheet page.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Peter Clausen (@bugsincyberspace)

Additional information

Weight .15 lbs

7 reviews for Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa

  1. ashton.foley (verified owner)

    I’ve bought ghosts from this website a few times now. 100% recommend. Never had a DOA, everything is immaculately packed. Thanks again!

  2. kmaceyra (verified owner)

    Lively ghost nymphs that arrived full and healthy!

  3. Nikki (verified owner)

    We got him December and lived till august with is a lot longer than what the internet sad and was a male.

  4. Matthew (verified owner)

    Great packing, great service, and great product! My mantis arrived lively and healthy and had a great personality. 100% recommend!

  5. Laura (verified owner)

    Mantis arrived safely and is very active! Great packing and service. Thanks!!

  6. Jared (verified owner)

    My mantis arrived healthy and well packed. The little guy brings me so much joy, and I’m excited to show my students! Thank you!

  7. Maya

    Came in perfect shape, drank water immediately!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Product Search

Featured Products

Product categories

Quick Links