Scientific NameHierodula patellifera
Time of YearApril - November
Time of Day8AM - 5PM
RarityUncommon - 4
Selling Price430
Species Number#17

The Mantis is an insect that can be found on the grass. It appears between the months of April and November. It will appear during the day from 8AM to 5PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 430 Bells.


The Mantis is found on any flower around town.

The Museum

The Mantis can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Mantises are known for the praying pose they sit in while ambushing unsuspecting prey. They'll snatch whatever is moving nearby and can even capture creatures larger than themselves. When threatened, mantises will spread their thin green wings to appear more intimidating."


Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:

"I caught a mantis! Time to pay your respects!"

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