A raptor can easily kill these guys (a high leveled one of course). I'd always take my level 220 raptor to the desert and let her just go on a hunting spree and do her thing by killing these guys. I'd then leave with 300+ chitin and polymer. My raptor only lost 400 out of 1300 health after going back to back killing 3 level 80s in a row.
WARNING: THESE GUYS JUMP REALLY FAR SO IF YOU DO NEED TO RUN AWAY JUST BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL LEAP TO YOU.
The most versatile of Scorched Earths creatures. A Mantis can hold the roles of multiple different creatures depending on the tools or weapons it has equipped. Picks and Hatchets make them ultimate harvesters, Pikes and Swords can turn them into deadly combat mounts and Clubs can allow them to quickly down creatures for taming, they have no need for Sickles since they can harvest fiber by default. However you'll need to level it's stats depending on the role you plan to assign it to. For example, if you want too make a Mantis a harvester weight and Melee are what you'll want to go for, if you want it to be a expert at combat health and Melee with some stamina in case things go wrong and you have to flee are the way to go since there pounce attack is enough to quickly cover ground and escape a aggressor, and KO'ers really need nothing more then health in case the target is something strong that fights back and some Melee to increase the amount of torpor inflicted by the clubs