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Common Mormon

Papilio polytes


Black swallowtail butterfly with orange and white highlights on the rear wings - orange spots around/just inside the edge with white spots clustered in the center. The front wings have black, patterned lines with white shading around them.


Spotted just inland from the shore on the Thai island of Koh Chang. The air was hot and humid.

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Common mormon
Papilio polytes

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Curator of Good
Curator of Good 8 years ago


Its female Common Mormon, the host plants are cultivated and wild citrus.

KatCuff 8 years ago

Very pretty!

harsuame 8 years ago

Bellas series

Curator of Good
Spotted by
Curator of Good

ระนอง, Thailand

Spotted on Feb 13, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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