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Orchid Mantis
Orchid Mantis.jpg
Scientific NameHymenopus coronatus
Time of YearApril - November
Time of Day8AM - 5PM
LocationWhite Flowers
RarityUncommon - 3
Selling Price2,400
Species Number#18

The Orchid Mantis is an insect that can be found on white flowers. 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 2,400 Bells.


The Orchid Mantis is found on white flowers around town.

The Museum

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

"Orchid mantises look like orchids and use them as camouflage for protection from predators. While this camouflage keeps them safe, is also helps them to surprise any prey that comes to the flowers. They are usually carnivorous, but they still eat the occasional banana to balance their vitamin intake."


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

"I caught an orchid mantis! My eyes see all!"