Papilio memnon, Great Mormon, Papilioninae

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Papilio memnon, Great Mormon, Papilioninae

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Native South East Asia   Wingspan 12-15 cm

The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.
Common and not threatened. The cultivation of Citrus plants all over Southern Asia has ensured this
Male. Tailless, above deep blue to black. It may or may not have red streak on the forewing at the base of the cell.
Female. Tailless. Upperside forewing ground colour sepia, streaked with greyish white. The basal third part of the cell is red and is touched outwardly with white. Upper hindwing is blue-black. It has 5 to 7 yellow or white discal patches.

Favourite flowers

Poinsettia Jasminum

Poinsettia Jasminum

Canna

Lantana Canna

Salvia. Hibiscus

Salvia Hibiscus

ixora

Ixora

Caterpillar feed on:

Citrus-maxima Citrus-sinensis

Citrus maxima Citrus sinensis

Fortunella-japonica Fouquieria-splendens

Fortunella japonica Fouquieria splendens

 

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