Great Mormon, Papilio memnon, Papilioninae

Great Mormon, Papilio memnon, Papilioninae

Papilio-memnon-00
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
PoinsettiaJasminum
PoinsettiaJasminum
Canna
LantanaCanna
Salvia.Hibiscus
SalviaHibiscus
ixora
Ixora

Caterpillar feed on:

Citrus-maximaCitrus-sinensis
Citrus maximaCitrus sinensis
Fortunella-japonicaFouquieria-splendens
Fortunella japonicaFouquieria splendens
 

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