This is a nice mantis, the female has a pretty saddle as her wings do not extend all the way to her back end and is where she gets her common name! This budwing has black or dark purpel inside her wings. The female gets around 3". They are a mottled brown, w/aqua coloring on face, neck and leg areas.They have an excellent appetite. They originate from Africa. This species is kept as a pet only and can not be released in the U. S. They are a brave mantis and like to look around when taken out of their containers, A good size container for them is the Medium Hexagon or the Medium Cave. These container are large enough for mating and ooth laying.