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Common mormon

Papilio polytes


Female common mormon


tropical countries like the philippines,

2 species ID suggestions

Common Mormon
Papilio polytes Papilio polytes
female common mormon
papilio polytes


Wonderful spotting .Congrats on having the "Fact Of The Day" on the PN in the first spotting itself.

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Congratulations on having this spotting highlighted as "Fact of the day" on the PN Facebook Worldwide page!!!

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 6 years ago

Why are they called mormon? Any connection to the American religion?

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice first spotting on Noah and the video is a very nice addition - a fast flyer! Welcome to Project Noah!

MrsPbio 6 years ago

Where in the Philippines?

MrsPbio 6 years ago

Wow wow wow....!

noi.valencia 6 years ago

thank you guys...!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Great spotting, very similar with my spotting,

Welcome to Project Noah Kuya Noi. Its a female common mormon and the hostplant is a citrus.

YukoChartraw 6 years ago


iGo is right Noi, it's a Common Mormon.

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 6 years ago

very similiar with my spotting even the orange leaf too. But in my case, a leaf covered by volcanic dust eruption at 2010.
check this

noi.valencia 6 years ago

thanks igo..!

noi.valencia 6 years ago

thanks karen...!

noi.valencia 6 years ago

i spotted this butterfly in the back of our house,happily flying around citrus plant.

KarenL 6 years ago


Rizal, Philippines

Lat: 14.73, Long: 121.15

Spotted on Dec 21, 2012
Submitted on Dec 21, 2012


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