Scientific NameHierodula patellifera
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationResting atop flowers.
Date AvailabilityApril - June
Time Availability8am - 5pm
Sales Price430 Bells

The Mantis is one of five bugs featured in the Animal Crossing series which can only be caught while sitting upon random flowers planted throughout your Town.


[edit] How to Catch

Like all bugs that must be lured in by any or particular flowers, they must be slowly approached with care and quick reflexes when wielding your Net in order to prevent the Mantis’ quick escape route. If you are even an inch off of your mark, you’ll miss the sitting bug entirely, hitting the flower and scaring the bug away indefinitely. Like anything, this technique takes practice and perseverance.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Mantis:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World


[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a mantis! He didn't have a prayer!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Mantis in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

They will attack larger insects. Their front legs fold as if they are praying.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Exclusively predatory, these will attack insects larger than themselves.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I imagine you'll think I'm having a bit of fun, but I assure you, I am serious... After mating, the female mantis will kill the male and devour him on the spot! Blech! The very thought gives me the gags! I must say, I consider myself most fortunate not to have been born a mantis. Hoo, I might have had to squash myself...

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Tell me, (Your Character's Name), have you ever seen the egg case of a mantis? It's not much to look at really. Just a little sack about the size of your fist. It's not even all that vile... But come spring, it bursts asunder and hundreds of baby mantises spring forth! I daresay my issues with bugs began when one such egg case ruptured within my desk. The horror...

[edit] Real Life

Mantis’s typically make areas near tropical climates their natural habitat and have existed for over 35 million years. With this known fact, it would go without saying that these interesting creatures are related to the common cockroach.

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