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Bali Impressions-Animals in and around your house or Hotel-Butterflies


Great Mormon -Papilio memnon-Papilioninae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Great Mormon , Papilio memnon, Papilioninae
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
Lantana Canna
Salvia Hibiscus

Caterpillar feed on:

Citrus maxima Citrus sinensis
Fortunella japonica Fouquieria splendens