The following list of mantis genera and species is of live mantids and ooths (egg sacks) we breed and have available
We have some of the insect Order Mantodea consisting of over 2,400 species in about 430 genera, of which a majority are in the family Mantidae. Formerly, only the family Mantidae was recognized within the order.
Note that in some cases, common names in the English language are loosely applied to several different members of a particular genus, or even for species in various genera. For example, "giant Asian mantis" is used for various members of Hierodula, "dead leaf mantis" may refer not only to various species of Deroplatys, but to all brown mantises that use leaf mimicry for camouflage. "flower mantis" refers to numerous mantises, especially those belonging to or similar to those of genus Creobroter, and so on.