Giant Praying Mantises are giant bugs that appear in the Goosebumps book, A Shocker on Shock Street.
Despite being on the cover, the only time they appeared in the book was when Erin and Marty were stuck in The Cave of the Living Creeps.
The Giant Praying Mantis appears in the 2015 Goosebumps film as the quinary antagonist. It is among the monsters released by Slappy. The Giant Praying Mantis chases the car that R.L Stine, Zach Cooper, Hannah Stine, and Champ are in and manages to destroy it when they escape from it. During the monsters' attack on the school, the Giant Praying Mantis attacks a student that was closest to the window. During the final battle, the mantis knocks the Ferris wheel off with Zach, Hannah, and Champ in it, they survive. Finally, the mantis is sucked in the book with Slappy's monster army.