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


Common Mormon -Papilio polytes-Papilioninae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Common Mormon , Papilio polytes, Papilioninae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 10-12 cm
Very common. Not threatened.
The male has one morph only. It is a dark-coloured swallow-tailed butterfly. The upper forewing has a series of white spots decreasing in size towards the apex. The upper hindwing has a complete discal band of elongated white spots. It may or may not have marginal red crescents. The males are smaller in size than the femalesFemale
The female of the Common Mormon is polymorphic.
The eggs are laid singly on top of the leaves. They are round and yellow to light-orange in colour..
Favourite flowers
Lantana Jatropha
Ixora Mussaenda

Caterpillar feed on:

Citrus maxima Citrus sinensis
Toddalia asiatica Zanthoxylum nitidum