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Common Mormon

Papilio polytes

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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4 Comments

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 8 years ago

Thanks!

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

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

Very pretty!

harsuame
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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