Parasphendale affinis (Budwing Mantis)

Parasphendale affinis, given the common name ‘budwing mantis’ for its vestigial wings (present in adult females). Females are incapable of flight. The Budwing is found primarily in East Africa, specifically in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

Females can reach up to 6-8cm in length. Males grow up to ~3-5cm in length.

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