Yellow colored Orchid mantises

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happy1892

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Hello. I found some pictures of yellow colored Orchid mantises. I asked a person from Indonesia that had yellow colored Orchid mantises about whether it was genetic or environmental that causes them to become yellow. He said it was genetic. He also said that the yellow color isn't rare with his Orchid mantids.

Here is a photo from bugeye from 123RF.com: https://www.123rf.com/photo_68020149_yellow-orchid-preying-mantis-in-thailand.html
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Here is a photo from Flickr ():



(Adult that is yellow)

(Yellow adult)

 

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