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Blue Mormon (female)

Papilio polymnestor


"Female very similar to the male, but the inter-nervular streaks on the fore wing paler, extended into the cell both on the upper and undersides. Hind wing: the pale blue area on the upperside and the corresponding grey area on the underside paler. In some specimens there is a diffuse short crimson streak at the base of the cell of the fore wing on the upperside." Wikipedia


'Endemic to India and Sri Lanka. In India it is restricted to the Western Ghats, Southern India and the East coast. It has been recorded as far north as Gujarat. It is often seen even in the gardens and sometimes in the middle of busy traffic in large cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.' Wikipedia


This poor female is in a really ragged state, resting on the palm leaves outside my front door...

No species ID suggestions


LauraFlores 3 years ago

Is it as big as it looks?! Anyway very beautiful

pamsai 3 years ago

thanks harsuame...

pamsai 3 years ago

@ travellingchez, wonder if it could be this?

harsuame 3 years ago


travellingchez 3 years ago

Do you think this maybe the same? If not can you give me any suggestions as to what it's called. Thanks

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 12.23, Long: 79.07

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012

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