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blue Mormon

Papilio polymnestor

Description:

blue Mormon(Papilio polymnestor) is a large swallowtail butterfly

Notes:

Spotted at courtallam eco park,Tirunelveli Dist,Tamilnadu state ,India !! The plant is peacock flower plant (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)


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13 Comments

Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@SarahWhitt .. Thank you so much :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 months ago

CONGRATS, Arun!! :)

Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@DrNamgyalT.Sherpa .. Thank you so much :)

Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@DanielePralong ...Thank you so much for the consideration !! Big Thanks to my PN Team for the SOTD !! So grateful for your continuous support :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 months ago

Congrats Arun for the SOTD!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 months ago

Congratulations Arun, your Blue Mormons are our Spotting of the Day:

" This delightful image of Blue Mormons (Papilio polymnestor) hovering about Peacock Flowers (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is our Spotting of the Day! The blue mormon is a large swallowtail butterfly (family Papilionidae) native to south India and Sri Lanka. Caesalpinia pulcherrima, however, a small shrub in the legume family, has been cultivated for so long that its origins seem unclear. It is considered introduced in many tropical regions around the world where it is grown for its striking and colorful flowers. Butterflies in the family Papilionidae appear to be the primary pollinators of Caesalpinia pulcherrima, and mainly carry pollen on their wings. These butterflies approach the flowers from above and in front as seen here, and are effective as pollinators by continuously fluttering their wings while visiting the flowers.
For reference: https://buff.ly/2KOXzjW "

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Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@DanielePralong .. Thank you, my pleasure !!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 months ago

Thanks for the information and for adding it to Notes Arun.

Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@DanielePralong .. Thank you :)
Spotted at courtallam eco park,Tirunelveli Dist,Tamilnadu state ,India !! It is located at southern- western ghats and surrounded by many waterfalls,dams and thick forest
The plant is peacock flower plant (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 months ago

Such a lovely series Arun! What's the plant? Is it wild or in a garden?

Arun
Arun 2 months ago

@SarahWhitt .. Thank you :)

Arun
Arun 2 months ago


@SukanyaDatta .. Thank you :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 months ago

Oh how PRETTY!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

Lovely shot.

தமிழ்நாடு, India

Lat: 8.95, Long: 77.27

Spotted on May 31, 2018
Submitted on Jul 7, 2018

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